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Afghan and US forces kill 32 Taliban, retake town

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posted on Jun, 22 2005 @ 09:21 AM
Score 32 for the good guys.

Retake Town

"KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Hundreds of Afghan police backed by U.S. air strikes retook control on Tuesday of a district capital in southwestern Afghanistan that was overrun by the Taliban, killing 32 guerrillas, police said.

Last week, the guerrillas seized Mian Nishin, capital of the district of the same name in Kandahar province, capturing 30 police officers and a district chief. They executed eight policemen before announcing the release of the other 23 people.

About 400 police took part in the operation to force the guerrillas out of Mian Nishin, said deputy provincial police chief Salim Khan..."

Need more news like this.

posted on Jun, 23 2005 @ 07:12 AM
64 more for the good guys!!

Afghans say 64 Taliban killed in heavy fighting

"KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Afghan and U.S. troops backed by warplanes blasted Taliban hideouts for a second day on Wednesday, killing scores of militants in some of the bloodiest fighting in years, officials said.
Kandahar's deputy police chief, General Salim Khan, leading about 400 police troops, said by satellite telephone from the scene that at least 64 Taliban fighters had been killed since Tuesday and 30 captured.

Two Afghan soldiers died and six U.S. soldiers were wounded in the operation where Kandahar, Zabul and Uruzgan provinces meet, aimed at checking a surge in violence ahead of Sept. 18 parliamentary elections, Afghan and U.S. officials said..."


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