NATO Prepares to Test President Obama’s «Surge» Strategy in Afghanistan

NATO Prepares to Test President Obama’s «Surge» Strategy in Afghanistan
# 28 May 2010 21:48 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Thousands of U.S. troops are heading into southern Afghanistan in June to launch an offensive in Kandahar province that President Obama has ordered to help end the Taliban insurgency, APA reports quoting “The Voice of America”.

U.S. and coalition troops are already advancing in and around the city of Kandahar, where the Taliban are terrorizing the population with car bombings and other attacks.

A car bomb explodes (Wednesday) outside a small NATO military base in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar city, wounding two Afghans and destroying several cars.

The Taliban have launched their spring offensive in response to the U.S. push into Kandahar to flush out the militants and provide civilian aid to the population.

"Kandahar is the main effort. This is not only the main effort for ISAF, but also for the Afghan government and also for the entire international community," NATO’s Brigadier General Josef Blotz said.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED