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New US Casualties In Afghanistan

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<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29071-2002Mar2.html" target="_blank">The article</a>

[quote] In the biggest U.S.-led ground operation this year, U.S. and Afghan troops backed by U.S. jets Saturday attacked Taliban and al-Qaida forces regrouping in eastern Afghanistan. One American was killed and a number were injured, the Pentagon said.

Two Afghan fighters were also killed, the Pentagon added. The ground attack, which began at dawn Saturday, made little headway in dislodging Taliban and al-Qaida fighters who fought back with artillery, mortars and heavy machine guns, Afghan officials said.

It was the largest U.S.-led ground operation in the anti-terror campaign since the December attack on the Tora-Bora cave complex, U.S. military officials said.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the battle plan called for a combination of American Special Forces and Army 101st Airborne assault troops fighting alongside Afghan allies on the ground with U.S. bombing support from the air.
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What were people saying about the war being "over" and the "POWs" should go "free"? Free to regroup and kill our guys.
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Yeah people who think we are treating POW's badly in Cuba are idiots. These are very dangerous people who deserve harsh security measures put against them.
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I think that Bin Laden is 'hiding out' in the area where this new offensive has begun. They are putting up a big fight there, and I think they're protecting the Al Qaeda leaders.
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Could be. Or maybe that Omar guy.
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