War on Terrorism

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Coalition Forces Kill 35 Extremists in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2006 – Coalition forces killed 35 Taliban extremists at a compound in the village of Ghach Zar, Afghanistan, July 4 as part of Operation Mountain Thrust. No injuries to coalition forces or noncombatants were observed during the strike, military officials said.

Several of the extremists killed were Taliban leaders who planned and conducted multiple attacks against Afghan government officials and coalition forces, officials said. Operation Mountain Thrust is part of an ongoing campaign to disrupt enemy forces, interdict safe havens, extend the reach of the Afghan government, and facilitate good governance, reconstruction and humanitarian assistance.

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