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More Than 200 Taliban Fighters Die in Afghan Clash

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Posted on Sep 3, 2006

Two thousand NATO and Afghan soldiers are involved in the largest military operation to occur in southern Afghanistan since NATO took over the area in early July. The explosion of violence in the area has taken the lives of over 200 Taliban fighters and of four Canadian soldiers. A UK reconnaissance plane also crashed, killing 14 people.

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More than 200 Taleban fighters have been killed in a major offensive by Afghan and Nato forces in southern Afghanistan, Nato says.

Four Canadian soldiers with the Nato forces were also killed in Operation Medusa, which began on Saturday near the city of Kandahar.

A UK reconnaissance plane supporting the offensive crashed on Saturday, killing all 14 people on board.

Afghanistan is witnessing its bloodiest period since the Taleban fell in 2001.

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By Lynn, September 4, 2006 at 4:24 pm Link to this comment
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The numbers of Taliban killed are merely war propaganda numbers. BTW are there no more ordinary Afghans left, like those who fought the Russians ?

When one Nato soldier is killed it was in a fight where at least 20 Taliban were killed.
When two Nato soldiers are killed .....  etc, etc.
With the loss of 18 Nato soldiers, though 14 died in a plane crash, there had to be scores of Afghans killed to balance the load and keep the home morale high.

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By Fadel Abdallah, September 4, 2006 at 2:46 pm Link to this comment
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Modification of a previous message to correct one word spelling and to add few phrases!

If the figures about the 200 Taliban fighters killed are true, I understand their sacrifices in defending their land against foreign marauders, and I believe their sacrifices are well-placed. But that does not imply that 200 Afghani lives are the moral equivalent of 14 foreign invaders.

However, as for the 14 marauder Brits killed in their plane crash while attacking those people in their lands, I am glad for their deaths. They are chickens (going out of home) to roast. The more of them that are killed the better for the cause of ending the war in that shattered land. It seems that God is not done yet with the Brits who, in many ways, are responsible for too many historical atrocities they committed against the people of that area and the whole Middle East.

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By Fadel Abdallah, September 4, 2006 at 9:33 am Link to this comment
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If the figures about the 200 Taliban fighters killed are true, I understand their sacrifices in defending their land against foreign maruders, and I believe their sacrifices are well-placed.
However, as for the 14 maruder Brits killed in their plane crash, I am glad for their deaths. The more of them that are killed the better for the cause of ending the war in that land. It seems that God is not done yet with the Brits who, in many ways, are responsible for too many historical atrocities they committed against the people of that area and the whole Middle East.

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By Paul, September 3, 2006 at 5:35 pm Link to this comment
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What ever happened to “We don’t do body counts”?

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By Spinoza, September 3, 2006 at 2:51 pm Link to this comment
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I doubt this is true.  Only 2 months ago it was reported that Taliban fighters stayed in small unites of 5 to 10 warriors and did most only hit and run type operations.

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