Saturday, December 23, 2006

Canadian troops surround Taliban

HOWZ-E MADAD, Afghanistan - There is no place to hide, and nowhere to run for the 700 to 900 Taliban insurgents now squeezed into a box near here by NATO forces.

They only have two options: Surrender, or attempt to fight their way out. [Let's hope it's the latter]

Such is the situation in and around Howz-e Madad, a dusty farming village 40 kilometres west of Kandahar City.

A week has passed since NATO and Afghan national security forces launched Operation Falcon's Summit, a massive demonstration of military might and discipline aimed at protecting Howz-e Madad from Taliban fighters to the south, and putting the insurgents in a quandary.

Sounds like it's time to dust off a Daisy Cutter.

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