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Tango0126 Jul 2017 9:24 p.m. PST

"Taliban fighters have killed at least 26 Afghan soldiers in an attack on their base near the key southern city of Kandahar, the army says.

A defence ministry spokesman said heavy fighting was continuing in the area and reinforcements had been summoned.

Thirteen soldiers were wounded in the overnight battle, the ministry said.

The Taliban say they are in control of the base in Khakrez district. It is the latest in a series of army defeats by the militants in recent months.

Afghan intelligence sources had earlier told the BBC more than 40 soldiers were killed…"
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Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 4:29 a.m. PST

And this surprises people how exactly???….

paulgenna Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

No surprise at all. It seems most ME soldiers are not very combat effective unless they are extremist. The one country that does not fall into that bucket is Israel.

Tango0127 Jul 2017 9:26 a.m. PST

And the Khurds….


Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Jul 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

Just in time for the anniversary of the battle of Maiwand, too!

Local insurgents or guerrillas are almost always more motivated than the reluctant levies of corrupt rulers/governments, or even professional foreign troops. That's why they keep coming back.

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