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WAR: Between 40 and 50 Rebels Killed in Clash on Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

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posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 08:32 AM
The US is reporting that in a battle between US backed Afghani militants and suspected Taliban fighters, 40-50 of the rebels were killed. If the kill count is confirmed, it would be one of the biggest losses of Taliban fighters in the region for quite some time. The battle took place on Monday morning and the kill count was recieved from friendly aircraft.
KABUL (Reuters) - Between 40 and 50 suspected Taliban militants have been killed in heavy fighting with Afghan forces backed by U.S. attack helicopters and "tank buster" aircraft near the Pakistan border, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

The casualty figure, based on estimates by pilots flying in support of Afghan soldiers in the fighting on Monday, came in a statement from the U.S.-led force of 18,000 troops hunting al Qaeda and Taliban guerrillas in Afghanistan. It gave no concrete details for the figure.

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The main thing that bothers me about all of these battles in the War on Terrorism is that everytime there is a battle the enemy always is identified as "suspected militant". I would think that you wouldn't want to attack someone if they possibly weren't the enemy.

[edit on 3-8-2004 by Zion Mainframe]


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