Estonian forces attack key Taliban positions

  • 2009-02-17
  • TBT Staff
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TALLINN- Estonian troops together with the Afghan securityforces and British units have attacked Taliban positions in the central part ofthe southern Helmand province.

The battle that began during the operation which on the morning of Feb.14, lasted into the night and continued to the next morning until the opponent'sretreat, said military spokespeople in Tallinn. The Estonian, British andAfghan troops suffered no casualties whereas the Taliban units sustained lossesin both personnel and armaments.
The Taliban positions were also attacked by British combat aircraft andhelicopters as well as the Estonian mortar unit. Taliban fighters were forcedto abandon their positions and the areas under their control were cleared.

Estonian units are serving in southern Afghanistan as part of theBritish-led Task Force Helmand. Currently almost 150 Estonian military arestationed in Afghanistan.