More failed Taliban attacks

CNN:

Afghan and American troops repelled a "failed attack" on U.S. and Afghan bases Sunday in eastern Afghanistan, killing 12 insurgents and wounding 12 others, the U.S. military said.

In a news release issued on Monday, the military said 30 to 40 insurgents attacked five bases in the Korengal valley in Kunar province with small arms, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and indirect fire, a reference to mortars and rockets.

The troops fought off the insurgents with ground fire and air support. There were no reports of casualties among Afghan or U.S. troops, or civilians.

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If we could get the Taliban to attack more often the war would be over sooner. In nearly every action they have initiated in the past two years the Taliban has suffered disproportionate losses. They are a poorly trained light infantry force going up against fighters with combined arms ability that just destroys their units.

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