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WAR: From Afghanistan, The forgotten War Front

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posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 01:58 PM
In spite of the massive coverage of war in Iraq. A war with militants in Afghanistan continues. In one of the bloodiest battles of this year in Afghanistan at least 80 militants were killed by U.S. Marines...

Original News Source:


U.S. Marines killed more than 80 insurgents in a three-week offensive against a Taliban stronghold in the mountains of southern Afghanistan, the military said Saturday.

The U.S. military insisted the battle was a victory that will help secure fall elections - rather than a sign of the resilience of Taliban-led militants.

Two Marines were wounded in the fighting, the military said.

``The Marines have been aggressive, relentless and successful,´´ U.S. military spokesman Ltnd mortar fire several times in recent days but suffered no casualties, Mansager said.

In another operation, U.S. troops on Friday detained an expert bombmaker about 40 miles south of Kabul, Mansager said. He described the suspect as a ``medium-value target´´ but declined to give more details....

Please click the above original news source for the full report.

It seems sometimes that the world and media have forgotten the first war front in the war on terrorism. and this report proves we are still very active there. and it looks like we are getting close to the core of some of the evil groups of militants in this region.

[edit on 6-12-2004 by Valhall]

posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 05:17 PM
The Americans dived in head first in this war on terror. It seems there picking countries at random and going to war. Once the States have control of Iraq, they can use it to unleash more attacks or just use it as a post to keep the middle eastern countries in check. The war on terror has been successful and freedom is still in reach for the sake of democracy.

posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 05:28 PM

Afghanistan was the home of the Taliban, who hosted and protected Osama Bin Laden/Al Qaeda. With 9/11 and the evidences or non-evidences found and/or gathered, it was deemed prudent to go into Afghanistan.

Iraq was the second home of Al-Qaeda and Saddam supported terrorism. There are conflicting and debatable links between him, 9/11, and Osama/Al Qaeda.

Next? I have no clue, but we can certainly say that Libya will not be one, as as few others will not either.

As to what the article seemingly indicates, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda still exist and some reports stipulate that they are still in control, through certain warlords, in certain mountainous areas of Afghanistan, mainly those mountain ranges along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Operations have been on-going in this area by both the US/Coalition and Pakistani forces. It appears that what might be possibly happening is that those opposing forces may be getting herded, ever so slowly, into a smaller and smaller area of confinement, and with such, the combat that does take place, becomes more the fierce/intense and larger in scope.


[edit on 12-6-2004 by Seekerof]

posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 09:55 PM
Ever since the Taliban was driven out, not a lot of action has been going on in Afghanistan. Probably nothing that we need to know about, I'd say the spooks have been busy. After 9-11 we just didn't go in and destroy anything until we had done the right thing and found out where they had come from. Now I know that sounds 1950ish, but..... We do not really know what transpired during that time for sure. I think that a lot of intelligence was collected and a lot of covert operations have been conducted. We will never really know for sure and I don't think we really want to know about some of it either.

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