KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan and NATO-led forces killed or wounded hundreds of Taliban on Thursday in an offensive to clear the militants from the outskirts of Kandahar city, the provincial governor said.
NATO confirmed in a statement issued in Kabul that Taliban fighters, including many believed to have escaped during a mass jail break last week, had been routed from positions among the orchards and farms of Arghandab district, northwest of Kandahar.
Seems like just a few days ago some in the reality-based community were assuring us that if we actually needed proof that the Taliban was making a comeback then the recent jailbreak was really all the proof that was needed.The bloggers at Comments from Left Field helped accentuate the Taliban momentum with a follow up post:
Three days after about 400 Taliban fighters were sprung from Sarposa Prison in Kandahar, eight villages near that city are back under Taliban control.And about three days later the Taliban got its butt kicked again. I'll look for the Comments from Left Field update on the continued Taliban successes.