October 15, 2008

IF THIS BE LOSING...:

Afghan Governor says Air Strike Kills 70 Taliban (Reuters, 10/15/08)

About 70 Taliban fighters were killed in an overnight air strike by foreign forces in the southern Afghan province of Helmand near the Pakistan border, the provincial governor said Wednesday.

The attack took place late Tuesday in Helmand's Baram Cha district. [...]

Provincial authorities said earlier Wednesday that another 22 Taliban insurgents and six Afghan policemen were killed in overnight clashes in the south.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 15, 2008 7:50 AM
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