Families flee as battle looms in Afghanistan
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Well this story is certainly in stark Contrast to my earlier story this morning where a Nato General stated "this is of no big concern" the Taliban won't be attacking in any great force. To which a Canadian soldier retorted. "Shit is gonna hit the Fan".
The photos posted were taken yesterday which certainly shows Afghani residents getting the "Hell outta Dodge" as Nato Troops US and Canada prepare for a major battle speaks volumes when you have Nato General with not a F*cking Clue" of his surroundings.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of families fled their homes in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday as foreign and Afghan forces prepare to drive out Taliban insurgents who have overrun several villages, officials and witnesses said.
About 600 Taliban insurgents took over several villages in Arghandab district in the south on Monday, days after they had freed hundreds of prisoners, including about 400 militants, after an attack on the main jail in Kandahar city.
"There are hundreds of them [Taliban] with sophisticated weapons. They have blown up several bridges and are planting mines everywhere," Mohammad Usman, a taxi driver who evacuated a family on Tuesday from the district, told reporters in Kandahar, the main city in the south.
A Taliban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf said the militants were eyeing Kandahar after Arghandab.