January 31, 2007 -- NATO war planes bombed a Taliban hideout in southern Afghanistan in an operation with Afghan forces that killed 30 rebel fighters.
Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers struck the hideout in the Kajaki area of Helmand province on January 30.
Helmand last year saw several fierce battles between soldiers and fighters loyal to the extremist Taliban movement that was ousted from government in late 2001.
(AFP, dpa, AP)
The Afghan Insurgency
A U.S. military vehicle damaged by insurgents near Kandahar (epa)
HOMEGROWN OR IMPORTED? As attacks against Afghan and international forces continue relentlessly, RFE/RL hosted a briefing to discuss the nature of the Afghan insurgency. The discussion featured Marvin Weinbaum, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and RFE/RL Afghanistan analyst Amin Tarzi.