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2006-09-05 09:35:00

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - NATO forces cornering Taliban guerrillas killed 50-60 fighters in artillery and air strikes and ground battles on Tuesday in a major offensive to crush a revitalized Taliban in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said. "We are closing the circle on the Taliban. We have got the Taliban in a bit of a trap," NATO spokesman Major Quentin Innes said. Late on Tuesday, he estimated Taliban casualties at up to 60 based on observations by NATO troops on the...

2006-09-05 03:51:51

KABUL (Reuters) - NATO said on Tuesday its major offensive to crush a revitalized Taliban in southern Afghanistan is pushing the guerrillas into a corner as heavy fighting continues. "We are closing the circle on the Taliban -- we have got the Taliban in a bit of a trap," NATO spokesman Major Quentin Innes said. Last weekend NATO launched Operation Medusa, its biggest ground offensive against an increasingly active Taliban, in Kandahar province, the hardline Islamist group's...

2006-08-25 04:29:11

By Saeed Ali Achakzai SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Taliban on Friday denied secretly talking with the Afghan government and NATO to lay down their arms in the volatile south, rejecting such reports as propaganda by weakened foreign forces. The guerrillas' military commander, Mullah Dadullah, told Reuters by satellite phone NATO and U.S.-led forces were trying to sow dissent among Taliban fighters and supporters. "We have adopted the path of jihad and people are joining...

2006-07-31 04:49:47

By Jeremy Laurence KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A bomb in a police car killed at least eight people in Afghanistan on Monday as NATO forces took control of security in the south of the country to begin one of the biggest ground operations in the alliance's history. "NATO is here for the long term, for as long as the government and people of Afghanistan require our assistance," Lieutenant-General David Richards, the British NATO commander responsible for the south, said in a...

2006-07-19 02:40:55

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police mounted more raids on Wednesday to catch suspected Afghan Taliban fighters living in and around the southwestern city of Quetta, and more than 200 have been arrested in the last three days, police said. Afghanistan, the United States and NATO powers with forces in Afghanistan have beseeched Pakistan to take firmer action against Taliban who settled in Baluchistan province after being ousted from their homeland by U.S.-backed forces in...

2006-07-01 08:26:46

KABUL (Reuters) - Two rockets hit the main international military base in southern Afghanistan wounding seven foreign soldiers and three civilian workers, a military official said on Saturday. Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months to its worst level since the Taliban were ousted in 2001. More than 1,100 people, including about 50 foreign troops, have been killed since January. Two 107 mm rockets hit the main foreign military base at the airport in the town of Kandahar...

2006-07-01 05:47:31

KABUL (Reuters) - Two rockets hit the main international military base in southern Afghanistan wounding 10 people including two Canadian soldiers, military officials said on Saturday. Violence has surged in Afghanistan in recent months to its worst level since the Taliban were ousted in 2001. More than 1,100 people, including about 50 foreign troops, have been killed since January. Two 107 mm rockets hit the main foreign military base at the airport in the town of Kandahar on Friday...

2006-05-20 10:49:15

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban insurgents ambushed a convoy of Afghan government forces on Saturday and at least 16 people including two French soldiers were killed in heavy fighting, military officials said. Fighting in the Afghan south in recent days has been some of the most fierce since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001. It comes as thousands of NATO peacekeepers are arriving in the region. The insurgents ambushed the convoy in the trouble-plagued Sangin district...

2006-05-20 07:36:22

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted in southern Afghanistan on Saturday and both international and Afghan government forces suffered casualties, military officials said. Fighting in recent days has been some of the fiercest since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001, and it comes as thousands of NATO peacekeepers are arriving in the south. The violence on Saturday erupted in the Sangin district of the southern province of Helmand. "There has been some heavy...

2006-05-20 04:11:13

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted in southern Afghanistan on Saturday and both international and Afghan government forces suffered casualties, military officials said. Fighting in recent days has been some of the fiercest since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001, and it comes as thousands of NATO peacekeepers are arriving in the south. The violence on Saturday erupted in the Sangin district of the southern province of Helmand. "There has been some heavy...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin