October 30, 2015

TRADE, GOLF AND THE WoT:

'Probably the largest' al-Qaeda training camp ever destroyed in Afghanistan (Dan Lamothe October 30, 2015, Washington Post)

A multi-day operation in southern Afghanistan this month that involved 200 Special Operations forces and scores of American airstrikes targeted what was "probably the largest" al-Qaeda training camp found in the 14-year Afghan war, the senior U.S. commander in Afghanistan said on Friday. [...]

The operation, announced by the U.S. military on Oct. 11, hit one training area that sprawled over 30 square miles and another small one that was about one square mile, U.S. military officials said. U.S. and Afghan troops were involved in the ground assault, with 63 airstrikes launched to cover them. Some 160 al-Qaeda fighters were reported killed.

They have to be lucky every day....

Posted by at October 30, 2015 6:46 PM
  

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