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U.S.: 45 Taliban Killed in Afghan Clash (Happy Ramadan to Jihadis)
ap ^ | September 13, 2007 | unattributed

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.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 45; afghan; afghanistan; buhbye; ramadan; taliban
4300 dead jihadi's this year. Courtesy of the United States military and their associates.
1 posted on 09/13/2007 5:23:00 AM PDT by prairiebreeze
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To: prairiebreeze
Our guys should put up signs in Afghanistan and Iraq:

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.

2 posted on 09/13/2007 5:26:27 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Amazing how they “celebrate” their so-called holiest month.

rolling eyes!


3 posted on 09/13/2007 5:30:19 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: prairiebreeze

“The coalition said no Afghan or coalition soldiers or civilians were wounded or killed.”

Spot on!

Next...


4 posted on 09/13/2007 5:32:16 AM PDT by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: prairiebreeze

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.


5 posted on 09/13/2007 5:33:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: prairiebreeze
Good hunting, American troops. Bravo and thank you!


6 posted on 09/13/2007 5:33:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: prairiebreeze

There appears to be a looming surplus of single women in the area. I predict these women will soon be getting sold to China.


7 posted on 09/13/2007 5:40:23 AM PDT by SampleMan (Islamic tolerance is practiced by killing you last.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Hope they enjoy their 72 raisins....


8 posted on 09/13/2007 5:42:10 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Want authentic 1st century Christianity? Visit a local, New Testament Independent Baptist church!)
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To: silverleaf

Great photo!


9 posted on 09/13/2007 5:44:37 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: ishabibble

Yeah, is there a story behind it?


10 posted on 09/13/2007 6:16:40 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims.Kill all child molesters RFN!)
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I didn’t post it, but it sure looks like there’s one heckuva story behind it!
11 posted on 09/13/2007 6:20:55 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: silverleaf

Whoa! Big SALUTE to the finest military on the planet!


12 posted on 09/13/2007 6:45:14 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: poobear

Yes, I thought that too.


13 posted on 09/13/2007 6:45:35 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: Rummyfan

Exactly


14 posted on 09/13/2007 6:45:59 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (PUT AMERICA AHEAD! VOTE FOR FRED!!)
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To: silverleaf

That’s a seriously cool picture. And in peaceful times, that house would be pretty neat to have, too.


15 posted on 09/13/2007 6:55:25 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: prairiebreeze

They celebrate by performing their holiest rite...killing.


16 posted on 09/13/2007 6:58:15 AM PDT by steve8714
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To: prairiebreeze

Turns out that 72 Virginians thing was slightly mis-translated.

17 posted on 09/13/2007 7:01:35 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Rummyfan

18 posted on 09/13/2007 7:19:28 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: reagan_fanatic
That is exactly what I had in mind!
19 posted on 09/13/2007 8:19:58 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: prairiebreeze

Mil-Harmony.com.....Over 4300 heavenly marriages arranged this year!


20 posted on 09/13/2007 9:26:08 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Rehavam Zeevi- HaShem Yikom Damo)
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To: prairiebreeze

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.


21 posted on 09/13/2007 6:34:12 PM PDT by quant5
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