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Nato forces in Afghanistan say they have killed 70 militants in fierce clashes in southern Uruzgan province.
Up to 150 militants attacked the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) troops at their base north of Tarin Kowt, Nato says.
In a battle lasting many hours, the alliance called in jets and attack helicopters to repel the assault.
In a separate incident in Uruzgan, a Nato soldier was killed when his convoy hit a roadside bomb.
Originally posted by Frith
Are Afghani fighters so ferocious that occupation soldiers have to fight them from the relative safety of the air using weaponry that outclasses them by several orders of magnitude?
To me every time I read of occupational armies using heavy machinery on ground troops it seems to be extremely cowardly.