August 21, 2006


Canadians hammer Taliban
: Troops, artillery inflict heavy casualties on insurgents in battle near Kandahar (GRAEME SMITH, 8/21/06, Globe and Mail)

Canadian soldiers scored a major victory against Taliban insurgents on the weekend, pounding their opponents just hours after they took charge of security in one of Afghanistan's most volatile regions.

A heavy barrage from Canada's precision-guided artillery, apparently aimed using remote-controlled aircraft, helped Afghan and Canadian forces kill as many as 72 insurgents and protect a key district near Kandahar.

As many as seven Afghan soldiers died in the battle, but no Canadians were injured and no civilian casualties were reported. The burned and shredded bodies sprawled in the dust after the battle were wearing traditional clothing and ammunition belts, suggesting they were Taliban fighters.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 21, 2006 9:38 AM

If only the anti-war pro-terrorist demonstrations and lunatic leftwing politicians would think what they're doing, the Taliban could stop beating a dead horse and go back to their families.

Posted by: erp at August 21, 2006 11:21 AM

I heard a report on this from ABC radio. They only mentioned the 7 Afghan army dead in a major clash with the Taliban, no mention of Taliban casualties. Sadly typical.

Posted by: Jason Johnson at August 21, 2006 11:36 AM
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