posted on Apr, 15 2006 @ 04:35 PM
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.
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
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.