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Taliban kill 10 French troops, raid US base

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posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 03:27 PM
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Taliban kill 10 French troops, raid US base


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SUROBI, Afghanistan (Map, News) - Insurgents ambushed a group of elite French soldiers as they climbed a mountain pass, killing 10 troops in a militant stronghold outside the capital. In a separate coordinated attack, a team of suicide bombers tried unsuccessfully to storm a U.S. base near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

French paratroopers and a Foreign Legion soldier were among the dead Monday - the biggest single combat loss for international forces in Afghanistan in more than three years.

The group was on a reconnaissance mission in the Surobi district, about 30 miles east of the Afghan capital, when they were ambushed Monday afternoon, officials said Tuesday. NATO sent backup and said a "large number" of the attackers were killed in the hourslong gunbattle.

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posted on Aug, 19 2008 @ 03:27 PM
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The U.S. should have confined its war to Afghanistan in the first place. The Taliban just won't give up.

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