Four Canadian soldiers were also killed during the first two days of Operation Medusa.
If the estimate is confirmed, the battle would be one of the deadliest since U.S.-led forces ousted the Taliban regime five years ago.
The operation took place near Kandahar, where anti-Western forces seem to be gaining strength, reports CBS News correspondent Dan Raviv.
Anti-Western forces suddenly seem to be, um, losing strength, actually. At the rate of 100 a day.
Anyway, poppy production is apparently up by 50%, and the proceeds are fueling the increased Taliban activity we’ve seen so far this year.
Via Instapundit, who contributes:
Alternative MSM-style headline: “Over 200 killed in renewed Afghan violence.”
Also, I like “Operation Medusa”. Much better than “Operation Friendship, Justice, and Freedom” or “Operation Winning The Future Together” or whatever crocky name so many US operations get these days.