(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Scott Davis)
Not to sound like a broken record, but I think the media has forgotten there is a war going on – and by all accounts our troops are doing quite well. A simple search of the DOD website shows this (taken in its entirety from Defense.gov):
U.S. Airstrike Kills Terrorists in Afghanistan
Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 – A U.S. military airstrike yesterday killed a Haqanni terrorist network leader and two other terrorists in the Terayzai district of Afghanistan’s Khost province, military officials reported.
Forces launched the precision airstrike after ground troops observed and reported that several insurgents were planting roadside bombs. A follow-on element confirmed the Haqanni terrorist leader’s death. He reportedly is responsible for building and trafficking homemade bombs.
In other news yesterday throughout Afghanistan:
— Security forces killed four armed insurgents while targeting a Taliban bomb maker in Helmand province’s Nawah-ye Barakzai district.
— Forces killed two enemy fighters during a gun battle in Helmand province’s Sangin district after a group of insurgents ambushed the troops with small-arms fire.
— Acting on tips from local residents, Afghan and coalition troops detained several suspected insurgents, including two Taliban bomb traffickers, in Kandahar province’s Zharay district. Troops searched and cleared more than 30 buildings in the area, which served as an insurgent staging area for attacks, a weapons safe house and a supply line.
Other articles with similar news:
Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Attackers in Afghanistan
Forces in Afghanistan Detain Taliban Attack Leader
Afghan, Coalition Forces Find Weapons in Afghanistan
Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Insurgents in Kandahar
These stories should be front page news.