Afghanistan says thousands flee fearing NATO strikes

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  1. Afghanistan says thousands flee fearing NATO strikes

    Up to 6,000 people have fled their homes in a southern Afghanistan district fearing NATO strikes amid a large-scale operation against Taliban militants, an official said.

    The mass exodus from Garmser, a remote district in troubled Helmand province, comes as NATO-led troops hunt Taliban militants and their allies in an operation that kicked off two weeks ago
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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/05/13/2242669.htm?section=justin
     
  2. This seems to have been a large operation by Afghan standards and I would expect news to come out in the next few days.