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Old 06-27-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
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AP - The Taliban has regrouped after its initial fall from power in Afghanistan and the pace of its attacks is likely to increase this year, according to a Pentagon report that offers a dim view of progress in the nearly seven-year-old war.



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Blast kills at least six children in North Afghanistan
Sun Sep 19, 2010 - At least six children were killed when a rocket exploded in a village on Sunday in northern Kunduz province, a provincial official and the Afghan interior ministry said.
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The incident happened in Ali Abad district of Kunduz, which took the brunt of attacks by the Taliban insurgents on Saturday when the militants fired rockets as part of an effort to disrupt the parliamentary poll in many parts of the country.

Habibullah Mohtashim, the district chief of Ali Abad, said eight children were killed while playing with a rocket round left lying on the ground. "Seven died on the spot and the other one passed away while being taken for treatment," Mohtashim said.

Mohtashim said the rocket may have been fired by the Taliban on Saturday and did not explode, or was placed for a planned attack which never happened. The interior ministry said six children had been killed and that the rocket had been fired by insurgents on Sunday. The reason for the discrepancy was not clear.

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Wonder how that compares to our losses for the entire war...

3,200 Taliban killed in Afghanistan in 90 days
Wednesday 1st December, 2010 - Secret operations of British and US troops have led to the death of nearly 3,200 Taliban militants in just around 90 days in Afghanistan, a media report said Wednesday.
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British Special Air Service (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS) personnel, US Delta Force units, Afghan Special Forces Tiger Teams and troops from other coalition forces hit enemy targets relentlessly for three months. Of the killed or captured Taliban militants, 387 were top level commanders, The Sun reported.

These figures were handed to SAS official Andy McNab at a top-level briefing in Afghanistan capital Kabul. The operations were part of the 'autumn showdown', launched to crush the Taliban before they 'skulk off for winter'.

McNab said: 'We are nailing the Taliban. We are killing and capturing them on an industrial scale. This wasn't a blanket approach to killing. These are tactical missions. Troopers are now specifically targeting the Taliban leadership, and those who fight for the Taliban.'

McNab, however, said some commanders were worried that younger, more radical Taliban fighters will take the place of dead leaders. 'If a new generation of radical Taliban step into these dead men's shoes, they too will be killed or captured,' he said.

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