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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 10:39 AM
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Reuters: Scores of Taliban, 3 Canadians killed in Afghan battle
Scores of Taliban, 3 Canadians killed in Afghan battle

Sep 3, 2006 By Sayed Salahuddin

KABUL (Reuters) - Three Canadian soldiers serving with NATO forces have been
killed during a major offensive that wiped out scores of Taliban fighters
in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

-snip-

Hundreds of troops, backed by warplanes and helicopter gunships, were involved
in the offensive on the area, southwest of Kandahar city, that has been a center
of Taliban resistance.

"The reports we have received from the battle ground says 89 Taliban have been
killed since yesterday," Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi said.

"Three Canadian soldiers have been killed and six wounded in the fighting," he added.

-snip-

Full aritlce: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2389732

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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 10:55 AM
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1. thanks for posting
so much of what goes on in Afghanistan is ignored by the MSM on TV.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:54 PM
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2. 4 Canadians die, 9 hurt- Afghanistan.
Four Canadian soldiers were killed during a major NATO offensive involving air strikes and artillery barrages against insurgents in the Panjwaii district of southern Afghanistan, Canadian military officials said Sunday.

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename...
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:54 PM
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3. My cousin's in Afghanistan
I hope to God he's not seeing any of this combat action.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 04:25 PM
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7. CBC said 1000 Canadians were involved in this action
That's about half of the Canadian troops in Afghanistan.
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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:54 PM
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4. Scores die in Nato Afghan clash
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5309780.stm

More than 200 Taleban fighters have been killed in a major offensive by Afghan and Nato forces that began on Saturday, Nato says.
Four Canadian soldiers with the Nato-led forces were also killed in Operation Medusa, which is taking place near the city of Kandahar.

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

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

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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 02:40 PM
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6. We literally let the country go to 'pot'--instead went to Irag!
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 01:54 PM
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5. Is it poppy harvest time? n/t
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-03-06 04:26 PM
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8. Yes, there is a record crop this year
Edited on Sun Sep-03-06 04:29 PM by daleo
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