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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 11:35 AM
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"Don't go outside your home. We want to bring peace to Musa Qala."
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071208/afghan_offensive_071208/20071208?hub=TopStories

NATO attempts to retake Taliban-controlled town
Updated Sat. Dec. 8 2007 10:27 AM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

U.S., British and Afghan soldiers are trying to push the Taliban out of a southern Afghan town.

The latest battle for Musa Qala in Helmand province began Friday.

Helicopters brought in U.S. troops, while British and Afghan troops advanced on the ground.

Musa Jan, a resident of Musa Qala district, told The Associated Press that NATO and Afghan forces dropped leaflets telling villagers: "Don't go outside your home. We want to bring peace to Musa Qala."

An Afghan defence ministry spokesman told a Saturday news conference that 12 insurgents and two children have died in the assault.

"The enemy always tries to use human shields ... and our demand from them is that they stop putting civilian lives in danger," said Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi.

About 200 to 300 civilians fled after being informed in advance about the operation, he said.

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-08-07 11:40 AM
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1. I wonder how many of those fleeing citizens
were Taliban members.

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