November 4, 2007


Struggle to rein in Taliban in Afghanistan's south: After a week of battle, Afghan and international forces pushed the resurgent Taliban out of a key district north of Kandahar. (Jon Boone, 11/05/07, The Christian Science Monitor)

Afghans affected by an outbreak of Taliban fighting in a strategic district bordering the southern city of Kandahar have returned to their villages after a week of crisis sparked by the death of a tribal strongman. [...]

Last week's political and military drama may have demonstrated the Taliban's weakness as a conventional military force. According to Haji Padshah, a tribal elder, "The Taliban are so weak that even our women could have beaten them."

...they'd use statements like that to humiliate the al Qaedists.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 4, 2007 7:21 PM
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