April 30, 2007

THE BRITS ARE JUST LUCKY IT ISN'T WINTER...:

UK troops lead anti-Taliban operation (Independent, 30 April 2007)

British troops were today leading an operation to drive the Taliban out of one of its heartlands in the south of Afghanistan.

Operation Silicon, involving more than 2,000 Nato and Afghan troops, was launched before dawn in the Sangin valley area of Helmand province.

In the first hours of the operation, several Taliban compounds were seized and destroyed amid moderate resistance from the group's fighters, said a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) Regional Command South.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 30, 2007 9:39 AM
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