Tuesday, March 29, 2005

AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Surrenders Turn Into a Stampede

More good news on the military front that seems to have slipped by the NYT and Washington Post.

March 26, 2005: More Taliban are surrendering, and the government expects about a thousand to openly turn in their weapons and accept an amnesty. These surrenders also provide information on Taliban who are not surrendering. As a result of this, the government is turning more of its attention, and guns, to the drug gangs.

March 23, 2005: An increasing number of tips from local villagers along the Pakistan border, has led American troops several Taliban leaders. The resulting firefights left seven dead, including one Taliban leader (Raz Mohammad) and a bomb making workshop . Because the Taliban hide in villages, civilians are often killed in the crossfire.

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