October 12, 2008

MAYBE THE CIA MEANS THEY'RE KILLING THEMSELVES MORE EFFECTIVELY?:

More than 100 Taliban killed in Afghan clashes (AP, 12 October 2008)

Taliban militants launched a surprise attack on a key southern Afghan town, sparking a battle that killed about 60 insurgents, an Afghan official said Sunday. A second clash in the same region killed another 40 militants. [...]

NATO said its aircraft bombed insurgents after they observed them gathering for a major attack, killing "multiple enemy forces," the military alliance said in a statement.

Gen. David McKiernan, head of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan, told reporters in Kabul that hundreds of insurgents had gathered for the attack.

"If the insurgents planned a spectacular attack prior to the winter, this was a spectacular failure," said Brig. Gen. Richard Blanchette, the spokesman for the NATO-led force.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 12, 2008 8:49 AM
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