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NATO launches Operation Achilles in northern Helmand; Taliban website 'shut down'

Tue, 06/03/2007 - 20:09 ó 
Source: Afgha.com

NATO officials announced the beginning of a joint security operation with Afghan army units in northern Helmand province. Dubbed Operation Achilles, nearly 4,500 NATO and 1,000 ANA troops will be eventually used to subdue the violence ridden areas of northern Helmand.

Meanwhile the main Taliban website that posts battlefield updates and other related issues has reportedly been shut down. The www.alemarah.org, or 'Voice if Jihad' website, has gone off the web today which may have been coordinated between NATO commanders and Pakistani officials. The website is thought to have been run out of southwestern Pakistan.

The Taliban and Narco-mafias running anti-government activities will be the priority targets. Two of the main objectives of Operation Achilles will be securing a huge swath of ground surrounding the Kajaki dam and its compounds in Kajaki district. Vital to reconstruction efforts and to the needs of thousands of Helmand residents, the refurbishing the dam has recently stalled due to increased instability and the major threat posed by Taliban military maneuvers regarding the dam.

 click to enlarge photo of the Kajaki bridge

The British have fought for the last three months in all the areas surrounding the dam. The troops have gained a foothold in the surrounding villages but are not yet out far enough to prevent indirect rocket attacks. The surge in troops will help bring those outer areas under control and will instill enough security at the dam complex for international experts to begin their much needed work.

The rest of Helmand remains unstable and tense as daily clashes and body counts continue to mount. Both NATO and the Taliban are vying for power in one of the most fought for provinces in all of Afghanistan. The Taliban are said to be in control of three provinces, Washir, Musa Qala, and Nawzad while northern Bahgran district a known viperís nest of Taliban militants.

Despite losing three commanders over the last few months, the Taliban are gaining momentum during their recently launched Ďspring offensive.í Through political pressure from NATO and the United States, Pakistan recently dealt a blow to the Taliban by arresting three top officials in the Talibanís top leadership.

Mullah Obaidullah, the former defense minister and current military chief, Jaland Abdullah Sarhadi and the Talibanís appointed governor of Zabul, Amir Khan Haqqani were all seized in a Pakistani raid in Quetta last week. The continuing interrogation of such individuals may expose the Talibanís plans for upcoming military maneuvers and may shed light onto the remaining Taliban leadershipís whereabouts.

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Re: AFGHANISTAN...operation Achilles at work...Taliban website shut-down
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007, 12:35:49 AM »
dr. ayman zawahari we are coming for you, my man.


you should have read "the holy quoran...

in the women it is written:4.93: And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his punishment is hell; he shall abide in

it, and Allahh will send His wrath on him and curse him and prepare for him a painful chastisement."


allahh has prepared something for you.


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Re: AFGHANISTAN...operation Achilles at work...Taliban website shut-down
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007, 07:49:39 AM »
your bravado from half world away inspiring.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007, 09:22:36 AM »
always good to support brothers and sisters in battle...missions very important to brave warriors.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007, 02:15:58 PM »
bravely said!  how that paper cut healing?

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Re: AFGHANISTAN...operation Achilles at work...Taliban website shut-down
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 02:10:18 AM »

Suspected bomb expert, 5 terror suspects arrested in eastern Afghanistan

By: RAHIM FAIEZ - Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan soldiers caught a senior Taliban commander at a checkpoint who was wearing a burqa, while NATO forces on Wednesday fought Taliban militants in the second day of the alliance's largest-ever offensive in Afghanistan.

Mullah Mahmood, who is accused of helping the Taliban detonate suicide bombs, was caught Tuesday in Kandahar province while wearing the all-encompassing Islamic veil worn here by women, NATO said.

"Alert (Afghan) soldiers at this checkpoint spotted the oddity and quickly arrested him," NATO said.

 
Mahmood was caught trying to leave the Panjwayi area of Kandahar province -- the site of a large NATO battle last fall where hundreds of Taliban fighters were killed, NATO said.

"The capture of this senior Taliban extremist is another indicator that a more normal life is returning to the Zhari and Panjwayi districts and a testament to the great work the (Afghan army) is achieving," said Maj. Gen. Ton van Loon, the southern commander of NATO-led troops.

Meanwhile, some 5,500 NATO and Afghan soldiers fought Taliban militants in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, the world's biggest poppy-growing region. NATO hopes the operation can help establish security in a lawless region ruled by a Taliban shadow government and drug traffickers.

"We've established a presence and in some areas it's a heavy presence, and we're trying to disrupt the Taliban's senior leadership in the area and try to separate them from trying to rally" the Taliban's locally recruited soldiers, said Col. Tom Collins, the spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

One British soldier and four Taliban fighters were killed on Tuesday, the operation's opening day.

On Wednesday, Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces arrested a suspected al-Qaida bomb expert and five other terrorist suspects in eastern Afghanistan.

The U.S.-led coalition had information indicating "a suspected terrorist with strong ties to al-Qaida" and to a group that helped militants along Afghanistan's border region was inside an eastern Afghan compound near Jalalabad, it said.

"The suspected terrorist was a (bomb-making) expert and logistics officer for the Tora Bora Front, which facilitates the movement of fighters from Pakistan to Afghanistan," the U.S. said. No shots were fired and no one was hurt during the raid.

Separately, U.S.-led coalition troops detained five men suspected of involvement in anti-government activities and "known terrorist groups," in the eastern city of Khost, the coalition said without elaborating.

The troops uncovered a cache of grenades and armor-piercing rounds during their search, the statement said. No injuries occurred during the raid.

In southern Zabul province, Taliban militants attacked a police checkpoint and wounded four policemen Wednesday, said provincial police chief Abdul Ghafar. The militants fled after the attack, which occurred near Qalat, Zabul's capital.

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Re: AFGHANISTAN...operation Achilles at work...Taliban website shut-down
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007, 08:03:31 AM »
you mean we actually got their website?

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Re: AFGHANISTAN...operation Achilles at work...Taliban website shut-down
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 04:41:02 PM »
for starters...see you don't even know what that means.

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Re: AFGHANISTAN...operation Achilles at work...Taliban website shut-down
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007, 07:43:01 PM »
well, it means they not able post any more cartoons.

so sorry for you.