Insurgents Attack FB Anaconda... And Get Stomped!

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Insurgents Attack FB Anaconda... And Get Stomped!

Post by manfromsnowyriver » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:42 am

U.S.: 20 Taliban killed in failed attack on base
Joint Afghan-American force repels insurgents’ attempt to overrun base

Updated: 1 hour, 9 minutes ago

GHAZNI, Afghanistan - A group of 75 Taliban militants tried to overrun a U.S.-led coalition base in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a rare frontal attack that left more than 20 militants dead, the coalition said in a statement.

The insurgents attacked Firebase Anaconda from three sides, using gunfire, grenades and 107 mm rockets, the coalition said. A joint Afghan-U.S. force repelled the attack with mortars, machine guns and air support.

“Almost two dozen insurgents were confirmed killed in the attack,” the statement said. Two girls and two Afghan soldiers were wounded during the fight in Uruzgan province, it said.

A firebase like Anaconda is usually a remote outpost staffed by as few as several dozen soldiers.

“The inability of the insurgent forces to inflict any severe damage on Firebase Anaconda, while being simultaneously decimated in the process, should be a clear indication of the ineffectiveness of their fighters,” said Army Capt. Vanessa R. Bowman, a coalition spokeswoman.

A direct attack on a U.S. or NATO base by insurgents on foot is relatively rare. More often insurgents fire rockets at bases and flee. Military officials say that Taliban fighters know they can’t match Western militaries in a heads-up battle, which leads the insurgents to more often rely on roadside and suicide bombs.


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Post by ScarFace88 » Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:58 am

"Only fools stand up and really lay down their arms
No, not me, not when Death lasts forever"
Megadeth - United Abominations

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