Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Canadians 'hit the jackpot' in Afghanistan

The Canadians and the Afghans deal a major blow to the Taliban. Van Doos 'hit the jackpot' with Taliban bomb factories
Troops from the Quebec-based Royal 22nd Regiment and their Afghan army allies "hit the jackpot" in a major combat operation that ended Sunday, discovering four factories used by the Taliban to make improvised explosive devices about 17 kilometres southwest of Kandahar City.

As well as seizing suicide bomber vests and large quantities of explosive nitrates and accelerants, the troops found three .50-calibre Russian heavy machine-guns, two rocket launchers, thousands of metres of commercial grade detonation cord and large quantities of ball bearings that can cause extreme injuries when packed into IEDs.
Canada is fighting the good fight.

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