The annual “spring offensive” is a bit bigger than expected but is getting shredded nonetheless:
A coalition patrol on Saturday attacked militants carrying assault rifles and grenade launchers, who were “moving with the intent to set up an ambush” in Helmand province’s Sangin district, a military statement said.
Between 15 and 20 militants were killed, and no coalition forces were hurt, it said.
Lt. Tamara Lawrence, a spokeswoman for the U.S.-led coalition, said the coalition troops were Canadian.
The Canadians have been major partners in Afghanistan and should not be forgotten.