Afghan, Coalition forces strike the Taliban in Kunduz
By Bill RoggioNovember 9, 2009 11:05 AM
Afghan forces, backed by Coalition troops, have killed more than 130 Taliban fighters during an operation in the northern province of Kunduz. Eight Taliban commanders were among those killed while the operation "disrupted the insurgent shadow governor in Kunduz province."
The operation took place in the district of Chahara Dara, one of several districts contested by or under the control of the Taliban.
More than 700 Afghan security forces backed by 50 NATO soldiers carried out the five-day-long operation that cleared the Taliban from a number of villages, the US military reported in a press release. The provincial governor said 133 Taliban fighters were killed during the operation.
Over the past two years, the situation
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