The Taliban issued a communiqué today, May 25, 2006, detailing their ?harvest? of military operations in various provinces of Afghanistan between Monday, May 22, 2006, and Wednesday, May 23rd. American and Afghan soldiers were attacked in armed confrontations and via remote detonations of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the provinces of Helmond, Bektika, Khost, Konar, and Arozgan, and ISAF forces of NATO attacked with IEDs in Kundis. In addition, the group states that American air bombings in Qandahar, purportedly in revenge for its ?heavy losses,? killed more than sixty people, including women and children.
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.