Sunday, 14 February 2010 18:14 By Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELMAND, Feb. 14 - Mujahideen, during face-to-face battles, killed 36 soldiers of the U.S, NATO and Afghan forces besides destroying their 7 tanks through much of Saturday in Marjah area of Nad Ali district, Helmand province.
The report from Helmand province says shortly after having been dropped by the helicopters at Lowi Char Rahi, Block Now and some other points, the combined U.S and Afghan troops were drawn into face-to-face fighting as they came under Mujahideen immediate attacks.
after meeting with the Mujahideen's strong resistance and suffering fatal casualties and sever losses, the enemy forces retreated from battle ground.
Some 25 foreign and local soldiers were killed and dozens wounded during the fighting whose some of the corpses were lying across the battle ground till the early evening hours of Saturday.
Elsewhere in Helmand province, about 7 tanks of U.S forces were destroyed apart from their loss of life and injuries during the fighting with the Mujahideen and their bombings which occurred in Wakil Wazir and Sefen areas Marjah.
Also Saturday, eleven US and Afghan soldiers were killed and a dozen wounded during the Mujahideen's bombings and face-to-face engagement that has been going on throughout Saturday in Abdullah Qulf area of Marjah.
However, 4 Mujahideen embraced martyrdom and 7 injured during the engagements and airstrikes that were continuing through much of the day.
Muajhideen repel joint U.S-NATO-Afghan force in Marjah
Sunday, 14 February 2010 19:23 By Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
HELAMDN, Feb. 14 - The advances of the U.S and its allies backed by Afghan troops were pushed back and the Mujahideen got upper hand in Marjah, Nad Ali district of Helmand province, on Sunday.
The report says the U.S-led joint Afghan-U.S troops, stationed in the desert area of Marjah for the last few days, came under Mujahideen attack as they were out on operation against Mujahideen, adding the attack promoted a one-hour long battle in Abdullah Qulf area of Marjah, causing the the coalitions to run away after having suffered sizable fatalities and lasses.
Likewise, a night before, a roadside bomb killed at least 3 U.S soldiers and wounded other 4 while they were on patrol in the same area of Marjah.