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Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:44 AM

Taliban vow suicide and "insider" attacks in new spring offensive

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - The Taliban in Afghanistan vowed on Saturday to start a new campaign of mass suicide attacks on foreign military bases and diplomatic areas, as well as damaging "insider attacks", as part of a new spring offensive this year.

The offensive was announced via emails from Taliban spokesmen. The Islamist group has made similar announcements in recent years, which have sometimes been followed by spikes in violence after Afghanistan's harsh winter months.

The announcement of more mass suicide and insider attacks will likely be greeted with concern by the NATO-led military coalition, which is in the final stages of a fight against the Taliban-led insurgency that began in late 2001.

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/uk-afghanistan-offensive-idUKBRE93Q02120130427

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dipsydoodle Apr 2013 OP
gordianot Apr 2013 #1
DCBob Apr 2013 #2
Comrade Grumpy Apr 2013 #4
brett_jv Apr 2013 #3
Archae Apr 2013 #5
Comrade Grumpy Apr 2013 #6

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:37 AM

1. They know they can get CNN and Congressional Republicans to froth from their mouth.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:54 AM

2. they've been holding off??

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Response to DCBob (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 01:40 PM

4. It's always quieter in the winter months.

 

Three US fatalities in January, one in February, 15 in March, and 10 so far in April, according to Icasualties.org

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:55 PM

3. Terra, terra, terra!!!

Be AFRAID, 'merkins!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:27 PM

5. Fundys. The gift that keeps on giving...

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Response to Archae (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 04:58 PM

6. Imperialism and neo-colonialism. The gift that keeps on giving.

 

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