They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, October 04, 2007

20 'Taliban' killed by NATO

Afghan and NATO forces killed 20 Taliban attackers overnight while authorities separately retook a remote district captured by rebels a day earlier, police said Thursday.

Afghan officials also said that Taliban militants involved in a growing insurgency fired rockets at the airport in the western city of Herat, causing no damage, and separately blew up a police vehicle, killing a policeman.

The deaths happened in the southern province of Kandahar late Wednesday when troops responded to an attack by rebel fighters, provincial police chief Sayed Aqa Saqib told AFP.

"Twenty Taliban were killed by the joint forces. The militants left three of their bodies at the battlefield," Saqib said. Afghan and NATO forces escaped the hour-long battle with no casualties, he said. Link

db: Just twenty ... hardly worth the cut and paste. I don't usually get out of bed for less than forty.

NATO sure can kill, no denying. Do those referred to as 'Taliban' have families? Kids?