Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sunday Sign of Hope 9/14/06

Afghan operation "significant" success, NATO says

from Reuters:

NATO and Afghan government forces have forced Taliban troops out of a southern Afghan district after a two-week operation in which NATO said hundreds of militants were killed.

"This has been a significant success and clearly shows the capability that Afghan, NATO and coalition forces have when they operate together," the British commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, Lieutenant General David Richards, told a news conference on Sunday.

The offensive, codenamed Operation Medusa, was launched on Sept. 2 to clear well dug-in Taliban forces from a farming district about 25 km (15 miles) west of the southern city of Kandahar.


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