October 12, 2008

THE DREADED AFGHAN WINTER MUST BE COMING...:

Scores die as Taliban suffer heaviest defeat for months: Taliban fighters suffered one of their heaviest defeats on Sunday when scores were killed in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. (Ben Farmer, 10/13/08, Daily Telegraph)

Apache helicopers, flown by Britain's Army Air Corps, and local security forces inflicted the losses when the Taliban attacked the local capital, Lashkar Gah. This was the first time in months that the insurgents had tried launching a frontal assault on a fixed position.

These highly risky tactics expose them to the superior firepower of their opponents and had been largely abandoned in favour of hit-and-run strikes and attacks on civilian targets.

But Taliban fighters were seen gathering west of Lashkar Gah on Saturday night, apparently preparing to fire mortar bombs at the town. Soldiers from the Afghan National Army intercepted the insurgents on the town's outskirts and called in air strikes from British Army Apaches.


...because the Talib corpses are drifting into big piles.

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