NATO authorities are dismissing an Al Qaeda video that purportedly shows an insurgent offensive on U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan.
NATO officers say they've checked their records and can find no engagements that would match the time frame claimed in the video.
Capt. Andre Salloum, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force, told The Canadian Press that no such attack had occurred within the region.
"I can tell you there has not been an extremist attack against an ISAF base within Regional Command South,'' said Salloum, a Canadian army spokesman attached to NATO in Kandahar.
"ISAF is committed to the government of Afghanistan and one video, or two videos, or three videos is not going to deter our commitment to rid this country of Taliban extremists.''
The tape begins with the deputy leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman Al-Zawahri, ridiculing U.S. President Georg
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