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01/04/2009 05:01 PM ID: 75972 Permalink   

Taliban Suffers Defeat

 

Over 1,500 soldiers have fought in “Operation Red Dagger “in a huge attempt to fight their way through ditches and trenches in mucky and drenched conditions in a scene almost like that from the First World War.

Troops fought for 3 weeks in the Afghanistan area of Helmand Province and were drenched from the non stop heavy rains. The brave men mostly used grenades and rifles and not hi-tech weapons. Five were killed and 80 are injured.

“Almost every day we were involved in intense fire fights ranging from small arms shoot and scoots to four-hour battles with the enemy as close as 30 metres,” said Capt Glendenning. Estonian troops and Danish tanks assisted.

 
  Source: www.newsoftheworld.co.uk  
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  12 Comments
  
  @ Puma...  
 
Just come home mate sod this going of to fight. :)
 
  by: captainJane     01/04/2009 05:46 PM     
  This summary  
 
is pathetic in comparison to the actual story, it is heart breaking this is still going on!
 
  by: captainJane     01/04/2009 06:20 PM     
  This story is dated April 1, 2008  
 
All of these gains were lost long ago and were for naught I’m afraid. The Taliban has been steadily taking back the country under the cover of darkness and now controls most of Afghanistan. I’m afraid Afghanistan belongs to the Afghanis and always will.
 
  by: valkyrie123     01/04/2009 08:36 PM     
  @valk  
 
story seems dated 4/1/2009 to me. (english do it day/month/year instead of vice versa.)
 
  by: elijah4twenty     01/04/2009 08:52 PM     
  Yeah.  
 
'sides, it totally says 2009!
 
  by: Dayron   01/04/2009 08:58 PM     
  OMG! That's even funnier...  
 
News from the future...
wooooWOOOOOOwooooo...
Welcome to the twilight zone, where sights and sounds.....

Damn you are good Capt. Jane. How are the rest of us going to compete with your magic crystal ball...or did you consult Barrack the 'Magic' negro? I can't stop laughing. Capt. can you get me the winning lottery number for next week? PLEASE!
 
  by: valkyrie123     01/04/2009 09:51 PM     
  Hey, I'm going to catch up sooner or later....  
 
probably later, much later.....

I'm recovering from the 24hr flu and absolutely not with it. After a good laugh you can ignore that last post. I'm going back to bed where I belong.
 
  by: valkyrie123     01/04/2009 09:59 PM     
  Val..  
 
Get well soon. :) ,
And no offence but I hate that N word

I find this news difficult, it is so bad these guys are having to fight in such a way, we have not improved at all over the past 100 years, In our military or politicians in many ways we have gone back , we have learned so much then sort of slide back wards.

 
  by: captainJane     01/04/2009 10:34 PM     
  @captainJane  
 
Here are Murphy's Laws of Combat

Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are.

Friendly fire isn't.

Incoming fire always has the right-of-way.

Never forget that your weapon was designed by the lowest bidder.

If the attack is going really well, its an ambush.
 
  by: white albino   01/05/2009 12:03 AM     
  Thank you @ albino  
 
Now we all know the rules.:)
 
  by: captainJane     01/05/2009 12:06 AM     
  @ white albino  
 
Played Call of Duty recently? Seems you died a few times to know all of those. lol. :)
 
  by: C.O.G.   01/05/2009 01:26 PM     
  @C.O.G.  
 
I don't have Call Of Duty but I do have several flight sims. Fly fast, die fast.

I died many times before I mastered the fine art of evading incoming missiles.
 
  by: white albino   01/05/2009 11:40 PM     
 
 
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