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Aussie soldiers injured in Afghanistan
« on: July 21, 2006, 12:43:03 »
http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/aussie-soldiers-injured-in-afghanistan/2006/07/20/1153166515380.html

Aussie soldiers injured in Afghanistan
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AdvertisementAustralian soldiers have received minor injuries during military action in southern Afghanistan.

The Defence Department tonight confirmed Australian soldiers had been injured, but refused to give further details.

AAP understands three soldiers had to be evacuated for medical treatment after a firefight on July 17.

Australia has 300 troops in Afghanistan, with another a 200-member Provincial Reconstruction Team to be deployed this month.

Australian Special Air Service Regiment troops already have exchanged fire with anti-government forces in Oruzgan province, and defence force chief Angus Houston warned in February of a rising incidence of suicide bombings.

Southern Afghanistan was the stronghold of the Taliban until late 2001, when their government was ousted as a result of US-led attacks.

Since then, Taliban forces have targeted coalition and Afghan troops and have stepped up attacks over the past year.

Earlier this week, Afghan and US-led coalition soldiers reclaimed two southern towns that had been overrun by the Taliban.

Hundreds of ground forces were involved in reclaiming the town of Garmser, while earlier troops had been required to root out Taliban militants from Naway-i-Barakzayi.

Aid agencies have reported that thousands of residents have been forced to flee their homes because of the battles.


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Re: Aussie soldiers injured in Afghanistan
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2006, 12:58:15 »
I hope they recover quickly.
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Re: Aussie soldiers injured in Afghanistan
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2006, 15:03:41 »
Hope they all recover quickly . :salute:
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Re: Aussie soldiers injured in Afghanistan
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2006, 18:15:19 »
Thanks for posting this BBJ!

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Re: Aussie soldiers injured in Afghanistan
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2006, 18:37:15 »
My hopes are for their fast and complete recovery.
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Re: Aussie soldiers injured in Afghanistan
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2006, 21:39:10 »
I post them as I find them.  We are all one big family now aren't we, and when one get hurt, well enough said.