Afghanistan Air Strike Kills Up to 80 Taliban, at Least 16 Civilians

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  1. KenH

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    Afghanistan air raid kills up to 80 Taliban, at least 16 civilians
    by Nasrat Shoib
    Mon May 22, 3:53 PM ET

    Up to 80 Taliban rebels and at least 16 civilians were killed during a coalition air and ground attack on a village in southern Afghanistan, officials and witnesses said.

    The US-led coalition said it called in warplanes after troops who were trying to capture insurgents in Kandahar province came under fire, while a governor said some of the militants had hidden in local people's houses.

    Bloodied men, women and children who streamed into a nearby hospital using vehicles that withstood the bombing said dozens of civilians died and scores more were wounded.

    The air strike came amid some of the worst violence since the 2001 fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Around 300 people have been killed in the past week, about twice the number reported killed in Iraq.

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    Taliban are people, too, i reckon. can't somebody leave them alone?
     
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    You know, if the Taliban hadn't been supporting Al Qaeda, we would have probably left them alone. Unlike the Iraq war, the Taliban were known to have been harboring UBL and his minions.
     
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    The Taliban terrorize their own women. I have near zero sympathy for them.
     
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    GOOD! It's a slow start but you have to start somewhere.
     
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    this is amazing.

    yet there's far less sympathy for unborn babies terrorised in America n far less hatred n arms directed at their killers.
     
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    Some people will find a way to twist every discussion into an abortion thread. Start a thread on that please, don't hijack this one.
     

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