Skip to comments.U.S.: 45 Taliban Killed in Afghan Clash (Happy Ramadan to Jihadis)
Posted on 09/13/2007 5:22:58 AM PDT by prairiebreeze
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Airstrikes and Afghan army gunfire killed more than 45 suspected Taliban fighters in a clash in a southern province just as the holy month of Ramadan began, the U.S.-led coalition said.
The battle in the southern province of Uruzgan on Wednesday began when insurgents attacked a joint Afghan army and U.S.-led coalition patrol with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire, the coalition said in a statement late Wednesday.
Afghan soldiers "cleared" Taliban fighters from firing positions within the village of Aduzay, while attack aircraft destroyed some fighting positions, it said.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force on Wednesday said insurgents increased attacks during Ramadan last year and that they could do the same this year.
"On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, the enemies of Afghanistan have shown they will shun peaceful coexistence in favor of attacking government forces," said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a coalition spokesman. "Fortunately for the citizens of Afghanistan, the ANA (Afghan National Army) is improving their tactics."
The coalition said no Afghan or coalition soldiers or civilians were wounded or killed.
Fighting has increased dramatically in the last several weeks in Afghanistan, with more than 300 suspected Taliban fighters killed since late August, according to the U.S.-led coalition.
More than 4,300 people mostly militants have died in insurgency related violence this year, according to an Associated Press count based on figures from Western and Afghan officials.
Over 5000 served! Keep sending them and we'll keep serving them.
When the islamawhackos finally run out of young men to recruit for suicide, we'll be well on the way to winning.
Amazing how they “celebrate” their so-called holiest month.
“The coalition said no Afghan or coalition soldiers or civilians were wounded or killed.”
Ramadan - fast all day, then pig out all night. In the stricter islamic countries, e.g. Saudi Arabia, they basically just invert day and night. So what’s the difference? The king usually pardons some condemned prisoners though, in honor of ramadan / eid.
There appears to be a looming surplus of single women in the area. I predict these women will soon be getting sold to China.
Hope they enjoy their 72 raisins....
Yeah, is there a story behind it?
Whoa! Big SALUTE to the finest military on the planet!
Yes, I thought that too.
That’s a seriously cool picture. And in peaceful times, that house would be pretty neat to have, too.
They celebrate by performing their holiest rite...killing.
Turns out that 72 Virginians thing was slightly mis-translated.
Mil-Harmony.com.....Over 4300 heavenly marriages arranged this year!
Thank you US Air Force and the our new allies destroying the ‘religion of peace’ ragheads. Now if only GWB could fully understand that the only good islamist is a dead islamist. Now for you Muslims that happen to read this pick your side. The side of the dead and soon to be dying or the side that wants you to simply enjoy the freedoms of our nation and behave accordingly. Your right to choose will end because your scummy “bretheren” will someday attack one of our cities with WMD and when they do, you will also have a big target on your burqua from all of us good ol’ boys.