Kabul, Afghanistan — Villagers in eastern Afghanistan repelled an insurgent attack Tuesday, an incident that left an Afghan civilian and "numerous" Taliban dead, the NATO-led command said.
The incident took place in Ghazni province, where Taliban fighters tried to attack the village of Aalai Shahea. After unsuccessful attempts to overpower the village, they were "met with effective resistance" by its residents and quickly left the scene, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
The event is one in a series of examples of villagers withstanding and repelling insurgent attacks, including the successful defense of a village in the Gizab district in southeast Afghanistan in April that resulted in several insurgent deaths and four arrests, the statement said.
The insurgents traveled from neighboring Uruzgan province to conduct Tuesday's attack on the village, which is largely populated by Afghan security forces and their families, ISAF said.
"Attacking local people in their houses and villages demonstrates how desperate the Taliban have become in their failing operations to terrorize the Afghan people, and today the villagers fought back and won," said Maj. Paul Oliver, a military spokesman.
@ Jerry, I agree, US Military troops are not nation builders and American taxpayers can no longer afford Oil Wars to Nowhere.
This is exactly how it should be happening. Until villagers there decide to start protecting themselves from the blood thirsty Taliban loonies, there is no way we will succeed on our own.
If the French did the same thing in WW2 to the Resistance,the Allies would have had a much harder time fighting the Germans after the D-day landing.Why should the Afghans collaborate with NATO???
I applaud those villagers defending their homes and families against a bunch of thugs, the Taliban and Alqaeda are full of stupid brain washed side blinded men who have been lied to for so long, they really believe that their own God would be happy when they kill, maim, nail bomb humans their own God made. The losers of Taliban and Alqaeda dishonor Allah by hating the other groups of people of this world which Allah also made. THey need to know the truth, too bad they behead anyone who tries to tell them they were lied to by every Iman they know.
The only 'fabrications' we are interested here are the fabrication of the fuselage and the wings of the Predator Drones that are such effective terrorist killers. They are however not yet 'programed' just controlled remotely.
Don't forget these godless drones are butchering thousands of defenseless peasants,but the right-wing news media will never tell us that,Bledsoe.The rotten butchers who operate them need to be indicted and brought to justice,don't you agree with me???
Jerry,you nailed it!They really need to prosecute those filthy creeps who operate those cursed drones,butchering thousands of defenseless people.The people blogging in here bragging on them turn my stomach upside down!!!
@Anabel: Locals in Afghanistan are paid for their support of eh local government or U.S. forces either directly or through funding of projects ( i.e. building a canal, a school, ect...) if they provide information on the Taliban or anti-government forces. Either way, they are paid to do something they should have done for themselves. It is always better to die on feet than live on your knees.
It is better to live one day as a lion than a lifetime as a coward.
Whether they are paid to build roads or to defend their own people their actions are affirmative. The more they see themselves having worth and standing up to the bullies the better.
Anabel,that's the very reason we can't win in Afghanistan.By standing up to bullies(the NATO forces) the Afghan people will support the Taliban as they along stand between Afghanistan and foreign domination.
Helicopters filled with pallets of stacks of newly minted 100 US dollar bills for the corrupt Karzai clan and various drug lords and war lords in Afghanistan, No Problem! A million unemployed American's getting screwed by the same Republican pile of morass and a big 'hell no' to extending unemployment benefits is a callous, crass slap across the faces of America.
Right! With the Afghanistan people not trusting the Karzai Afghanistan Police and frequently calling on the Taliban fighters to settle any disputes, this article alludes to the Afghanistan people turning against the Taliban? Propaganda is indeed live and kicking.
It certainly seems so in your mind at least.
US Military troops are not nation builders and American taxpayers can no longer afford Oil Wars to Nowhere.
Its good that the afghans are learning how to fight the terrorists better!
You mean they're learning to kill their own people for the highest bidder.Forget all that right-wing bla-bla-bla about these people defending themselves as the right-wing media wants us to believe.
The people they are defending themselves from are their enemies. Why should they not get paid for doing their job do you think their families should starve? I hope indeeed they are paid a great deal more than the taliban and their supporters.
Come on,Funny boy,I'd rather speak for myself and quit making your idiotic comments under my name.It makes me look stupid.
Can somebody find out the ethnic tribe of the villagers? Pashtun villagers willing to fight the Pashtun Taliban would mean great progress.
When the C.I.A.pays one off,it's no longer relevant which ethnic tribe one belongs to,GWisReal.Barack Obama is fully prepared to buy his victory over Islam if he cannot achieve it militarily no how much American taxpayer money it takes.
Money can't buy everything. Read the stories about Afgan troops killing their Nato trainers. Just cause they get paid, don't mean they can be trusted. The ethnic tribal connection still matter in this day and age. If we were ever going to get a handle on this situation, we need to understand these things. Taliban is mainly a Pashtun militia. Not really a surprise if other tribes resist them. That'd just be tribal warfare. It'd be more interesting if the villagers were themselves Pashtun.
THE TALIBAN ARE NOT THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO CAN FIGHT.
They are like Calvera the bandit and his gang in the film, The Magnificent Seven.
What's so magnificent about fighting with vastly superior weaponry(all the helicoptors,planes,drones,artillery and what have you) against poorly armed "bandits" or whatever you call the Taliban?
Try it just once you will love it.
Come on,Bledsoe(or Funny boy),quit trying to make a sick joke out of this war.Have you nothing of respect for our troops?
That goes for me too,Funny boy.Your dastardly jokes have no place here.Are you totally devoid of any shame???
If we take what was in the story for fact, this is the way I see it. The village contains many Afghan security forces people and their families. The Insurgents are the enemy of the ASF (at least today). Had the ASF and the other villagers not put up a fight, we'd bee reading a story about how the Insurgents killed everyone they could in an eastern Afghanistan village before Coalition forces could react. It boils down to attackers and defenders.
no one thinks you are a hero. you want to be a shaheed, you'll be killed by muslim villagers and fed to dogs.
If these Racist had their way we be under Hitler are the Communist!!! If the Republican has their way we just might be worse than that... We are losing our Middle Class today!!!
I do not know why Arabs or Muslims in general do not stand up to terrorists. I mean terrorism kills more Muslims than it does "Westerners". Estimates in Iraq in 2005 said that 250,000 civilians had been killed in the fighting not to mention all the other countries where terrorists blow themselves up in markets, public transportation, and places of business. It just seems crazy that they would not want to end the violence.
So the information you get from the Bible you believe to be untrue, why do you use it to contradict Christians and their beliefs in Jesus? If you believe that Jesus was the son of God how can you show so much disrespect to others who have the same faith? You did say Jesus was born of the virgin Mary!
Because they hate the Jews and Americans more!!!
If the World didn't have the Jews... They still be in the stone age!!! The Jewish People are what makes Country the way they are... The Muslin only have the Rich and Poor!!! That is what the Republicans are trying to do with This Country...
To everyone who says they were paid to do this – who cares? A win is a win. If we would have followed the SF model we would have flooded the country with cash and weapons right at the start and our boys would be home by now. It is much more cost effective to hire locals to the fighting. The taliban pay thier fighters around $200 a month. If we piad $400 a month we would mooch the majority of thier forces and still only be paying a fraction of what a GI is paid. Our problem is we think with our balls instead of our brains.
To those People if they got $100 month they be happy!!! Most only make .50 hour salary for their work... Why do you think Our Corporations moved to countries like that!!!
The Republicans are trying to bring Our wages down to complete with Theirs!!! Instead of making their goods cost what our goods cost here... Why do you think they want to make the Illegals legal!!!
That's what it is going to take, to see peace.
This a good sign. This means that Afgans are becoming more capable of defending themselves without help. There is still a lot of work to do, but this is a sign that we MIGHT be able to pull our combat troops out of Afghanistan sooner or later. I guess there is a light at the end of the tunnel, after all.
Val,it goes to show just what billions of dollars can buy.Most people can forget God and country if they were paid enough.
You have that right!!!
OH BOY: Religion, Politics, Wars, and everyone's opinions! I wonder what countries who deny their people the freedom to make comments like we do would have to say? Are we really suppossed to get a "warm & fuzzy" feeling that this one incident, from one village, and after 8yrs. is going to change anything? And lets not forget that religion has been, and continues to be, one of the main reasons people go crazy and start killing! The entire Muslim world is suffering because of these non-Muslim, sub-human fanatics, who have perverted their beleifs only to justify their cause.
Wars are an ugly, dehumanizing business. Innocents are ALWAYS victims or causalities. This is NO justification for anyone who would put bombs on men, women & children, from their own country, to live on this planet!
If all the Villages fall in line with them it will!!! It is a start...
The taliban are not the majority in Afghanistan they are just the biggest bullies. When the local people see them for what they are, more they will decide to resist them.
Is that what happened to the French Resistance during WW2,Anabel?If it didn't,what makes you think it'll happen in Afghanistan?
One thing: why are you so negative about the positive things happening in this country......you are against the afghan crickerts winning the games...you are against the local population repelling the taliban...i thnk you are sick....why don't you visit a phscharist...
That's you're the right-wing fanatic,not me!
You both act like Children!!! Why don't you keep it to the subject and quit this Childish game you both are playing???
Larry. I think it is a form of mental disease caused by onanism.
Why don't you stop posting your foolish comments?
Why don't you warmongers do the same?I don't think it's wrong not like to like bloodshed!
You should have crawled the beaches at Iwo Jima or trudged the landings on European shores or went into the German Forest. You are a foolish child. Hold thy tongue before stupidy flows down thy drooling lips. You have been blessed by the blood of our men on foreign lands. Don't denagrate their sacrifice with your voice crying on wings of war.
He has the right to His opinion... Know matter how wrong He is saying them!!!
I suspect Daniel-2 cannot help it, it appears to be a form of Tourette's syndrome. He/She cannot help themself.
That was very funny,Bledsoe.We warmongers do need a laugh out of life once in a while.
Jary Gondro: That was a big fail in so many ways. Better luck next time sucker.
Come on Anabel.If you're going to blog my name in here,then spell it right,please.After all,the two of us are on the same side as we're both warmongers and right-wing fools.
Gary Johndro. Do you often call yourself by a woman's name? you just admitted you think i am using yours.
You guys should read the article again. The village is "largely populated by Afghan security forces and their families," so what do you think they're going to do? They're going to grab their weapons and shoot up those f***ing Taliban fools, that's what!!!!!
Thank you for enlightening me mister jack.I just thought that they were paid off by the C.I.A.,but in a way,they were.
I rather pay them off to help us than have Russia are China pay them off to kill us!!!
Daniel-2 You need a lobotomy. Your hummingbird brain is overloading your senses.
Aother field day for the right-wing thugs in Washington!!!
And for me too.YABA-DABA-DOO!!!
The Republicans are right wing... I consider Myself a Liberal because I support for the Military that is fighting for us!!! Because if it wasn't for us... You wouldn't be able to talk like you do on here!!!
Is this the stupidest story you ever heard, We have coalition troops from countless countries yet the natives that want to fight are unsupported? after all these years we should be aware of who are allies are in the damn country and we should have there back! trained coalition troops are killed weekly yet these poor people are left to fend for themselves? this is the most ridiculous thing I've heard. lets just wait for the Taliban to over run them so they have yet another stronghold to fight us from
Daniel: I hate to tell you all wars are paid for by the Death and Wounded of your Military!!!
Dan in Lafayette, IN
I did 2 tours over there so when are you going to shut up and join the fight. You dont have a clue to what the conditions are over there.
I happen to be 50 years old but if they were to come here I would blow the crap out of the Taliban who call themselves religious people and if I were younger I would be right beside you killing as many of them as i could!
Talk is cheap!!! Did you fight in any of the wars we have are had??? Until you been in the Service... You don't know what you would do to stay alive!!!
Bill Monroe, thanks for your service but I do have an idea of what is going on in Afghanistan and surely the people there do not want to return to the 90's when the Taliban ruled but also want a government that works for the people to offer them opportunity. But it surely is a good thing when the villagers stand up to those who once oppressed them and still kill those who are against the Taliban.
If you haven't been there!!! How can you know what it is like??? By watching it on news sure doesn't tell you!!!
Okay, well have you been to Iraq? The locals turning against Al Qaida was the turn of the tides. I've never for to Af but I have to Iraq. I would think local uprisings would be good for the war. How can you refute that?
Don't forget,MaryM that those people were paid off with American taxpayer money.Our "glorious victory" in Iraq was bought and paid for!
Daniel-2 Do you have proof? if you do it is 'show and tell' time...
Those that fought in any war does!!! Some are worse than others though!!! Vietnam still was the worse war we ever fought...
Well it is about time that the population begins to attack these animals who only want to take control over them! If more villagers would stand up and fight against the Taliban who only are fighting for power and control over the people there, then they might realize that their ideology has no religious cause! Their just insane power maniacs who will do anything to regain power! Their destiny is in hell!
Dan,have you any idea how much these villagers were paid to do this?I guess it helps to have billions of dollars to dole out when one's at war,to pay off a lot of people.
I suspect they would have been horrified if the had been offered payment for defending themselves. They have a sense of honor, something you obviously lack.
Anabel,quit disrespecting this country,have you no shame whatsoever?I guess not.
I have no respect for you whatsoever madam.
LOL you have no idea what you are talking about. Where is your proof? Liberal magazines and books?? Have you ever been deployed? I doubt it.
That's what i would call affirmative action.
Hey you,Anabel,enough of your stupid right-wing jokes.Have you no shame???
BUBBA what ever you call yourself, try to act with some decorum your comments are shameful and full of hate.
First this guy never said he was Christian, second who are you to twist the Bible and Jesus' teachings? He taught love and respect for everyone. He also taught that the ONLY path to heaven was through HIM. Ergo, if you are Muslim you're not going to heaven according to the Bible. So what Dan said was completely correct, they will be going to hell.
A true Muslim does not kill a fellow Muslim!
Jesus told his followers that it would be better to be judged by him than the father!
As what they are doing now in Afghanistan!
Why does a story like this always end up about religion. THERE IS NO GOD!!!
I feel sorry for you if you don't believe in GOD!!! I wouldn't be here today if there wasn't a GOD... I would have been killed in Vietnam!!! I really believe that...
Those of you that think Jesus will make your sins go away are Crazy!!! Because only GOD can do that... Because we are all GODS Children!!!
Everybody knows there is a God. you're nuts.
If they haven't learned that by now they will never learn it!!!
The only difference between the Catholic and Muslin is how they are going about doing it!!! The Muslin by force and the Catholic through Politics...
That is what I have against all Religions but Budda... They break GODS Law and are forgiven after doing it!!! I try my hardest to live by the 10 commandments... It isn't easy but at least I try!!! I believe it is up to God who is right and who is wrong... So do what you want but don't expect GOD to forgive you just because Your Religion says you are excused from it!!!
You presume to speak for all Muslim's do you? Pray tell us all what they think?
This needs to continue, educate the female and male children and they also need to teach the women the same combat skills including hand to hand to put them on a more even footing with males who think of them as property that should not be educated and respected.
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