Monday, December 24, 2007

Canadians and Gurkhas in search-and-destroy mission

H/T National Post/CanWest

Funny how those tough terrorists run like hell when they are opposed by "real" soldiers willing and allowed to fight.

Canadian soldiers joined the renowned Royal Gurkha Rifles Sunday in a battle to eliminate the source of rocket fire that targeted two Kandahar military outposts.

But when the coalition forces showed up, insurgents hiding out at a compound near the Pashmul district shied away from a fight. It's the third joint operation between the Gurkhas -- a highly-praised Nepalese infantry division of the British army -- Canadian soldiers and the Afghan National Army.

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1 comment:

Yankee Doodle said...

Those Gurkhas are bad-ass. Was it Tunisia where they battled Rommel? Of course, to be fair, Rommel only had a couple of divisions of Germans -- the rest were Italians.