July 11, 2006


Dozens of suspected Taliban killed in raids, U.S. bombings (NOOR KHAN, 7/11/06, The Associated Press)

Coalition and Afghan forces killed an estimated 30 extremists today in a raid on a hideout in southern Afghanistan, the military said. Coalition aircraft destroyed a helicopter damaged in an emergency landing during the operation.

The firefight came a day after a U.S. warplane bombed another militant hideout in southern Afghanistan, killing more than 40 Taliban fighters, the military claimed.

A U.S. warplane dropped four 500-pound bombs on an insurgent hide-out in southern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said as Britain announced it is sending more troops to the region.

One Afghan soldier was killed and three coalition soldiers were wounded during the battle at the Taliban base in Uruzgan, after heavy clashes in a neighboring province over the weekend left 20 fighters and a Canadian soldier dead.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 11, 2006 7:58 AM

Each time you put up a post like this, I keep waiting for someone on the Left to protest that we are inhibiting their right to free assembly.

Posted by: ratbert at July 11, 2006 8:45 AM

You can find the official press release dated 10 July on the CENTCOM web site, www.centcom.mil Look for it under the newsroom tab and then find Press Releases.

Spc. Patrick Ziegler
U.S. Centcom Public Affairs

Posted by: Spc. Patrick Ziegler at July 11, 2006 8:54 AM