Monday, April 26, 2010

News That Doesn't Seem to Be in the News

I guess America is more interested in the fate of Gizmodo than in the war in Afghanistan. News Article: Air Strike in Afghanistan Kills Senior Insurgents

Now I don't own a TV, so I sometimes miss news on the first day, but internet usually keeps up with anything (that the Left deems) important.
A senior militant commander in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province and two of his top advisors were killed in a precision air strike in northern Kunduz this morning, military officials reported.

The senior insurgents were driving through a rural desert area northeast of Kunduz City when they were struck by precision air fire.

The senior Taliban commander was involved in all aspects of insurgent operations in Kunduz province, officials said. He was responsible for setting target priorities, weapons distribution and directing attacks against coalition and Afghan forces.
The article then goes on to list some successes from the recent past. Including the bit that caught my attention.
In Kunduz’s Archi district the night of April 23, a combined Afghan-international security force was engaged with small-arms fire. The combined force returned fire, killing several insurgents and detaining a few others. Two of those killed were Taliban commanders, one of them being the target of the raid, who was responsible for distributing insurgent funds, designating targets and planning bombings. Though women and children were in the compound buildings, none were injured during the operation. The homeowner told the patrol the Taliban had forced their way into the compound for the night. International forces will reimburse the homeowner for minor damage to his property. A search of the buildings yielded automatic rifles, a machine gun, a rocket-propelled grenade, hand grenades and other weapons.
Funny what makes news and what doesn't

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