April 30, 2008

WHEN YOU DEFINE VICTORY...:

'Karzai attackers' die in siege (BBC, 4/30/08)

Afghan intelligence services say they have killed three insurgents and arrested six more in connection with Sunday's attack on President Karzai.

Three operations were launched simultaneously across the capital, Kabul, one of which resulted in a gun battle and an eight-hour siege.


Five Militants Blow Themselves Up in Kabul Siege (Reuters, 4/30/08)
Five suspected Taliban militants blew themselves up in a house close to Kabul's old city on Wednesday, avoiding capture by besieging Afghan security forces, an Interior Ministry official told Reuters.

...as killing yourselves before we do, your long term outlook is rather bleak.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 30, 2008 7:48 AM
Comments

I've heard several news reports where the media describes the Taliban as having "increasing influence". I think this translates as "they are getting shot, captured and blown up thus making it into the news more often", since they can't point to any real gains and never describe or define this "influence".

Posted by: Patrick H at April 30, 2008 10:25 AM
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