Taliban roadside bomb attacks Zhu’a with skills to enhance the U.S. (Figure)
7 25, in the Kunar province of Afghanistan Peishi valley, a U.S. soldier on patrol in the village. Xinhua News Agency/Reuters
U.S. troops in Afghanistan 2 3 soldiers killed in an ambush that killed within two days of NATO Zhu’a the number of units up to 9 people.
Special Representative Kai Eide, the UN Zhu’a suggested high-level talks with the Taliban. Some analysts believe that, due to significant differences, difficult to achieve short-term negotiations.
9 soldiers killed over the weekend
Zhu’a U.S. military spokeswoman Christine Seddon Sitelike introduced the day shrink from about 19,000 U.S. troops a convoy was ambushed in eastern Afghanistan. She refused to talk about the attack specific locations.
According to her statement, the Taliban roadside bomb attack with the first team, then to the U.S. military use of light weapons fire, killing three U.S. soldiers were killed.
“We have many soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, is conducting a number of military action, more often at war with the Taliban, leading to an increase in the number of deaths,” she said.
NATO, NATO’s International Security Assistance Force 1, said three U.S., one French and other NATO countries two soldiers died that day. NATO soldier killed in the weekend 2 days 9.
International Security Assistance Force spokesman said the 1st as the “tough day.”
stage shrink from about 19,000 U.S. troops number about 6.2 million people, more than twice the number of troops last year. Number of soldiers of other NATO members Zhu’a about 3.9 million people.
comment on the U.S. CNN shrink from about 19,000 U.S. troops killed 43 people in July, the highest single month since the war in Afghanistan, the highest death toll recorded in August will usher in the “bloody” start.
roadside bomb tough
senior U.S. military believes that the growing number of dead soldiers is not surprising, because the Taliban usually in the summer offensive. Meanwhile, the Afghan presidential election held on 20 May, the Taliban took the opportunity to launch more attacks to disrupt the elections.
exchanged fire with U.S. troops and increased frequency of the Taliban, the Taliban roadside bomb as a weapon, so the U.S. military suffers.
Zhu’a U.S. military admitted that the Taliban use of roadside bombs skills improved.
order to fool the American bomb detection equipment, the Taliban roadside bomb manufacture to reduce the use of metal items, and more into the explosives. Meanwhile, the Taliban together multiple roadside bombs, or in a small number of roadside bombs placed within the region, increasing the explosion of mass destruction.
roadside bomb that improvised explosive devices, making simple, powerful, commonly used to asymmetric warfare.
positive because the U.S. can not compete with, the Taliban used to use hand grenades, shells, detonators and other explosives made of improvised explosive devices, hidden in the roadside until the enemy vehicles and soldiers detonated through remote control when .
addition to the fighting level, the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries some people cast doubt on war strategy.
British House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee released a report 2 that the war in Afghanistan is not clear planning, the military take over tasks, such as too much involved into the economic reconstruction, counter-narcotics missions.
report that, at this stage should be the main resource used to maintain security.
start peace talks difficult
Eide, Special Representative of the UN Zhu’a 2, said to be the highest level talks with the Taliban, only with the Tully low-level commanders class compromise can not be solved the problem.
Ed remarks clearly aimed at the British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
Miliband said earlier, NATO and Afghan army must be determined to hunt down the hard-line Taliban senior leaders, but willing to deal with the Taliban to give up the use of force within the ordinary members of the moderate attitude.
according to Ed’s point of view, and only held talks with the Taliban decision-making it possible to end the conflict, “If you want to achieve important results, and location of important people to talk, if only at local reconciliation can only get partial results. ”
he admits, is a political process to resolve the conflict, it must be about people who held talks with Taliban policies.
stage, Afghan President Hamid Karzai to support high-level talks with the Taliban, provided that the Taliban comply with the Constitution of Afghanistan, to give up violence.
However, the Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar claimed that the negotiations provided that all foreign troops leave Afghanistan.
席迈克尔马伦 that the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks will help resolve the Afghan conflict, but the timing of the peace talks has not yet appeared. Some analysts conclude that the short term to achieve peace talks may not be.
Associated Press reported, the Middle East countries are secretly mediation negotiations. (Han Jianjun)