Nato 'kills many' on Afghan border

The military operation is the biggest in Afghanistan in months.

    Infiltration of Taliban fighters from Pakistan has seriously soured Afghan-Pakistan ties [AFP]

    "The insurgents were monitored, tracked and subsequently engaged in Afghanistan, through the coordinated use of both air and ground fire in a series of engagements along the sparsely populated border region," it said.

       

    Nato said initial battle damage estimates indicated as many as 150 people were killed. It did not say if there were any casualties among Nato or Afghan government troops.

     

    Nato said Pakistani military liaison officers were kept fully informed throughout the operation.

     

    Afghan anger over the infiltration of Taliban fighters from Pakistan has seriously soured relations between the neighbours, both important US allies in the war on terrorism.

     

    Last year was the bloodiest since US-led forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001.

     

    More than 4,000 people, including nearly 170 foreign troops, were killed.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Some key moments in the life of the man who led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017.

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 23.