Afghan insurgents 'on brink of defeat'

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"By Thomas Harding in Lashkar Gah
Last Updated: 8:09PM BST 02/06/2008
Missions by special forces and air strikes by unmanned drones have "decapitated" the Taliban and brought the war in Afghanistan to a "tipping point", the commander of British forces has said. "

"The new "precise, surgical" tactics have killed scores of insurgent leaders and made it extremely difficult for Pakistan-based Taliban leaders to prosecute the campaign, according to Brig Mark Carleton-Smith. "

"In the past two years an estimated 7,000 Taliban have been killed, the majority in southern and eastern Afghanistan. But it is the "very effective targeted decapitation operations" that have removed "several echelons of commanders". "

"This in turn has left the insurgents on the brink of defeat, the head of Task Force Helmand said."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...-defeat%27.html

Sounds like good news to me, but we'll see how the lefties respond...
 



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It's tough to play bad guy with someone overhead watching your every move. Someone who also can fire a Hellfire missle if they don't like what they see.

Screw the Talibaners, they drew first blood.
 


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