March 19, 2003

U.S. Launches Biggest Afgha...

U.S. Launches Biggest Afghan Operation in a Year:

BAGRAM, Afghanistan - About 1,000 U.S. troops launched a raid on villages in southeastern Afghanistan Thursday, hunting for members of the al-Qaida terrorist network in the biggest U.S. operation in just over a year, military officials said.

Helicopters ferried troops from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division to the remote, mountainous area as the hunt for Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) and his terror network intensified, according to U.S. military officials in Washington.

Military officials in Afghanistan confirmed in a statement that the operation, code named `Valiant Strike,' began with an early morning air assault near southern Kandahar, the former spiritual headquarters of the Taliban, but provided few additional details.

Via Jim Lowney. Remember, keep your eye off the ball.

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