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Afghans Raid Taliban Hideout; 41 Rebels Die

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posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 04:35 PM
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Afganistan forces backed by US Helicopters raided a former Taliban hideout killing at least 41 militants. Searches are still underway trying to locate several that got away, unfortunately 6 Police officers were killed in the intense gun battle, that was brought on by appeals from several villagers that had asked the 50 to 60 insurgents to leave.




Yahoo News

Afghanistan - Security forces backed by U.S.-led coalition helicopters attacked a suspected Taliban hideout in southeastern Afghanistan, sparking an intense battle that killed 41 rebels and six police, a senior official said Saturday.

The fighting was some of the heaviest reported after Taliban threats to intensify attacks as the warmer weather melts snow on mountain passes used by the militants.

Villagers said they appealed in vain for between 50 and 60 militants to leave the area days before the clashes erupted Friday in Kandahar province, a former Taliban stronghold near the border with Pakistan.


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There you have it; proof positive that insurgents are intentionally using civilians as shields.

It is nice to see that it was villagers that asked for this to happen and kind of makes one feel good considering they killed 41 of the thugs.




posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 06:22 PM
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Imo, this pathetic tactic has been part of many insurgent operations for quite some time.

It is also good to see the indigenous forces taking more and more of an active role as time moves forward. The Taliban are not going to meet the same ‘type’ of indigenous security forces they have seen historically either.


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