Newspaper: 124 Americans killed

Newspaper: 124 Americans killed


The Pakistan Observer newspaper claims 124 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan and their bodies flown back to this country in a military cargo plane on Nov. 29.

The newspaper said the soldiers died in clashes with Taliban fighters when they landed in Helmand province to aid warlord Gul Agha’s Lashkar fighters. The paper said the Pentagon is reporting the fatalities as missing in action.

At the same time, another daily paper, The Frontier Post, reported 65 U.S. Marines killed by Taliban suicide squads in southern Afghanistan. The daily noted the reports of fresh casualties come as U.S. military and coalition forces struggle to keep a tight lid on any talk of casualties. (

The newspaper said American Marines have faced several Taliban attacks since landing in Afghanistan. It said the assaults could be in retaliation for the massacre of Taliban fighters by gunmen controlled by anti-Taliban commander Haji Gul Agha. The slayings occurred in the presence of American troops, the paper said.

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