Major offensive against Taliban under way

August 9th, 2008 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI  


Kandahar, Aug 9 (ANI): Canadian troops seized bomb-making supplies, guns, narcotics and money during a major offensive into the northwestern part Afghanistans dangerous Kandahar province.

The Canadian soldiers, their NATO allies based in Kandahar, Afghan National Security Forces, and British troops from Helmand province moved into Band-E-Timour and the Maywand district northwest of Kandahar city on Sunday.

The offensive is taking large number of coalition forces in Kandahar further from their base than they normally venture and marks one of the rare times they have conducted a joint operation with the British next door, globeandmail reported.

The assault - dubbed Roob Unyip Janubi, or Southern Beast in the native Pashto is aimed at shutting down the sites where the Taliban make the explosive devices that are responsible for the deaths of many of the Canadian soldiers who have been killed in Afghanistan. (ANI)

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