Monday, December 10, 2007

Musa Qala falls to Afghan army forces

The Afghan army backed by NATO forces, particularly British and American, have retaken Musa Qala. Taleban forces took the town in February after the British withdrew having made a deal with local elders. That did not hold the Taleban back.

The Taleban melted away once it was clear that they were surrounded by superior forces.

The significant fact here is that the actual assault was led by Afghan forces. It is vital for Afghanistan's future that it has a battle ready and battle hardened army that has the confidence to operate in its territory against insurgents.

The BBC has this.

For more on Afghanistan see here.

1 comment:

James Higham said...

It's a nice thought. I won't make a cynical comment.