NATO reminds Afghans of USSR troops of the past. So all Afghan factions who fought against USSR, are now ready to fight NATO and American troops.
Peace And Security
Google News 30/10/2006
Violence Keeps Increasing in Afghanistan
Kabul, Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 70 alleged insurgents and a soldier died in a recent clash in South Afghanistan, which is plunged into a wave of violence that has caused 130 dead this week, among them several civilians.
The spokesman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces in Afghanistan, Major Luke Knittig, said the clash took place on Saturday after a Taliban group attacked a military base in Tarin Kowt locality, Uruzgan province.
Afghan and NATO troops counterattacked the Taliban rebels with the infantry and the Air Force for several hours.
An Afghan Army soldier was also wounded in the combat.
The clash took place in moments in which NATO and Afghan forces carry out a new joint offensive called Eagle Operation to control the Taliban resistance.
However, Taliban rebels keep a considerable force in Uruzgan province, thus turning that zone into one of the most violent in the country.
Afghanistan also lives one of the bloodiest periods since the US invaded it at the end of 2001.
Civil organizations warn that the NATO forces´ strategy is putting into danger the civilians´ lives and causing the Afghan population's rejection to the foreign alliance.