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    The deaths happened as French soldiers and Taliban militants fought a large battle near Kabul, according to the French Defense Ministry.

    The French troops are part of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF. There are 1,670 French troops in Afghanistan, according to a breakdown of troop numbers on ISAF's Web site.

    Before this incident, 12 French troops have died in the Afghan war, mostly in combat.


    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/19/afghan.attack/index.html
     
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    WHAT?
    No neo-CONS chiming in about how the French hate America and are a bunch of panzies?
     
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    I just saw this article before I got here. What a tragedy. The French, via Sarkosky, were planning on raising the total force size to 2,600. Who knows if that happens now. I wonder how the people in that country will react to this. In Italy, the bombing of the Italian Carabenieri station in Iraq really turned the public sour. I wouldn't be surprised if that happens in France with this news. I think most people would agree that the fight in Afghanistan is a justifiable one. At any rate, the French have been a true ally in this particular fight. Hope that doesn't change.
     
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    Chriac not in power. Sarkozy is being supportive in the WOT, wrong French administration whista.
     
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    Can I start eating french fries again??
     
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    Yup, Scumsucker Chirac is gone, you can start using "French Ticklers" again also--:singing:
     
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    RIP to the soldiers and sympathies to their families as they make the ultimate sacrifice.
     
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    These are the things the scumbags in washington should be concerned with, has the Holy Messiah or Old Mccain ever mentioned these things.

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    A 4-year-old Roxbury boy shot in the back last night by a cold-blooded gunman is in stable condition this morning and authorities are optimistic he’ll pull through.
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    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2008/08/2008820131543116429.html

     
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    when i was in Afghanistan, we fought along side French special forces and they were the toughest SOBs around. They all were very cool and worked their ass off. I think the proplem is with the French government, not the troops.
     
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    Their Middle East site is a bit different but their English site is not that bad. They tend to report news that our media blocks out for whatever reasons exist at the time. I have always read foreign news sources ... as a check and balance. Can't always believe them but then again that applies to our own also.

    Frances LeMond newspaper reported it ... al-jazeera got it from them. I can't read French so no use linking it but military.com is on to the story.

    http://www.military.com/news/article/friendly-fire-may-have-killed-french.html

     

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