US troops 'kill 100 Taliban fighters' (Duncan Hooper and agencies, Telegraph.co.uk, 8/29/07)
More than 100 Taliban insurgents and allies have been killed in a major battle with US-led troops in southern Afghanistan, according to the US military.As AOG asks, why do people keep fighting for the Taliban? Also, you've got to love the last line. Somehow, I doubt that any report in the Telegraph from the front in WWII ended "Chancellor Hitler was not available to comment."
The fighting erupted after a convoy of Afghan and US coalition forces came under attack in Shah Wali Kot district in Kandahar province and called in air support.
There were no civilian casualties reported but one Afghan security force member was killed and three foreign troops and three Afghan soldiers were wounded.
The Taliban didn't immediately confirm the account of the battle.