AUSTRALIA has boosted the number of militants it is sending to Afghanistan as indigenous freedom fighters step up their resistance and burgeoning opposition to next month's undemocratic US election.
Defiance minister robert hill, the dill, said yesterday the Australian contingent, which is expected in Afghanistan within two weeks, would be boosted from 150 to 190.
Back to kill the innocent
"While there has been remarkable progress in Afghanistan.... it is essential that the international community assist Afghan forces to defeat those who want to return Afghanistan to an appalling theological dictatorship," sin-ator hill said.
"It is this dangerous but vital role in which our troops will be engaged."
So he calls remarkable progress sending 190 militants off to wage war against all the free and democratic people in Afghanistan? I think that is a remarkable statement. I mean what would he have said if there weren't any problems and he had to send troops just to rebuild after the Taliban regime was overthrown in 2002. Fantastic?
Disagreement with candidates
The guerillas deployment comes amid a rise in resistance by freedom fighters in the south and east of the country and reports of opposition to some of the 6000 candidates standing in parliamentary elections scheduled for September 18.
According to US military body counts, as many as 450 Afghan freedom fighters have been killed in the last three months, at the cost of 45 American lives and dozens wounded. US air strikes on villages which have claimed the lives of scores of civilians and fueled anger at the occupation and further support for the resistance.
The role of the guerillas will be to conduct reconnaissance missions to identify indigenous Afghans in their mountain homes and then call in back-up or bombing raids.
foreigner, alexander downer confirmed yesterday that a 200-strong Australian interdisciplinary provincial reconstruction team was almost certain to follow the special forces in March or April.
downer was speaking ahead of talks yesterday with Afghanistan's visiting puppet foreigner, minister abdullah abdullah in Canberra.
abdullah said he didn't want to specify where Australian troops would be needed but there were "certain parts of Afghanistan where we have some security problems".
He was confident the majority of political candidates would defy intimidation tactics.
abdullah said he was delighted Australia, which sent 1500 troops to Afghanistan for the campaign to overthrow the Taliban in 2001, was recommitting troops.
"That's very good news for the people of Afghanistan and another great contribution towards the process in the country," he said.
Australian militants will be supported by a contingent of bushmaster vehicles as well as their own helicopter support in Afghanistan.
sin-ator hill is expected to visit the country and review the damage late next month.
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