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2019-03-10 Afghanistan
More than 60 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces operations and airstrikes
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Posted by trailing wife 2019-03-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [296 views ]  Top
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#1 if these numbers are true and not repeated from the same operations daily, how long can they sustain losses like this?
Posted by chris 2019-03-10 08:59||   2019-03-10 08:59|| Front Page Top

#2 Good point, Chris. The ASF seem to have been particularly effective lately
Posted by Frank G 2019-03-10 10:13||   2019-03-10 10:13|| Front Page Top

#3 Taliban have probably have had 50k killed in the past two decades and about the same number injured.

Nevertheless, they persisted.
Posted by lord garth 2019-03-10 12:15||   2019-03-10 12:15|| Front Page Top

#4 Nevertheless, they persisted.

The Taliban get their foot soldiers cannon fodder from groomed Madrassah graduates in Afghanistan and Pakistan, generally going straight from the classroom to the battlefront. Those Madrassah students are a combination of the sons of the ambitious lower middle class, who can’t afford to pay the fees for proper schooling, and the desperate poor, who can’t afford to feed all their offspring. According to the CIA World Factbook, the median age of the Afghan male population is 19 and the fertility rate is 5 — so there are plenty more where these came from. The concern the Taliban should have is the number of trained officers they are now losing, compared to under President Trump’s predecessor.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-03-10 13:12||   2019-03-10 13:12|| Front Page Top

#5 Reminds me of daily "Body Counts" back in 1970 Viet Nam. They were accurate. Yeah, right.
Posted by Tiny Gonque9241  2019-03-10 14:12||   2019-03-10 14:12|| Front Page Top

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