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ISAF: Insurgents Suffered Heavy Losses In Paktika Outpost Assault

By Bill RoggioOctober 31, 2010

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The Haqqani Network suffered heavy losses in yesterday's massed assault on a US combat outpost in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika. The International Security Assistance Force estimated that 78 Haqqani Network fighters were killed and said two more were captured, while Afghan officials claimed that more than 80 fighters had been killed.

Haqqani Network forces launched the attack just after midnight on Oct. 30, attacking Combat Outpost Margah in Paktika's Bermal district from four sides while mortar and rocket teams fired on the troops.

The Haqqani Network was backed by fighters from al Qaeda as well as the Taliban, and several hundred fighters as well as a large support element are believed to have participated in the attack, a US military intelligence official told The Long War Journal.

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Added: Oct-31-2010 Occurred On: Oct-31-2010
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Tags: afghanistan, paktika, COP Margah, taliban, Haqqani network
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