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NATO Intensifies Attacks On Taliban Leaders

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. and Afghan troops seized a key Taliban figure after a four-hour gunbattle — part of a strategy that NATO officials said Thursday had eliminated more than 100 insurgent leaders in the past four months.

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The campaign to disrupt the Taliban's midlevel command structure is moving into high gear just as a new Afghan government is poised to offer economic incentives to lure low-level foot soldiers off the battlefield — a twin approach to pressure the Taliban's top echelon into seeking peace.

The campaign against the Taliban leadership — a strategy used successfully against both Sunni and Shiite insurgents in Iraq — is intensifying at a time of rising violence and growing concern in Washington and other allied capitals over the direction of the war. The 120,000-member NATO-led force is awaiting the arrival of a new commande


Added: Jul-1-2010 Occurred On: Jul-1-2010
By: marinemom
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  • Here's hoping that the arrival of Gen. Petraeus invigorates the troops and that they have a very successful Taliban hunt this summer.

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  • Great story, great news. I love that they end up capturing so many of these "commanders". The low level chimpanzees get brainwashed into blowing themselves up, while their "commanders" are too cowardly to even fight to the death.

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  • The thing that stuck out to me was the comment by the one that was captured. "Tired of running".
    Having the most Elite fighting force in the world breathing down your neck is bring the rats out of their holes.

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  • Its a repeat of the Iraq story- I.D. the a$$ holes, and keep the pressure on 'em.

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  • I heard tonight that the TAliban claim they are winning the war. After reading this I assume that was just before they said "Where are you taking me?"

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    • The truth is, our increased forces are trashing them lopsidedly. In some cases it's a brutal slaughter to tell ya the truth. The real question in my mind is how long it will take for the Afghan government and military to step up. This is the key, IMO.

      The taliban claiming their winning is a joke.

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  • I hope that the "low level insurgents" don't form a union and demand higher pay and benefits. Can you imagine... We want every other friday off or we will blow something up. Local Taliban 8169
    How about using the tactics of Mustaffa Ataturk Call them all together for a parley and then kill them all.

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  • Im not sure if i agree with the picture used, but its good to hear they are bringing it to them.

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  • CAF - Accessory to torture - A proud legacy!

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