The statement is signed in the name of a senior Afghan Taliban spokesman and refers to the group's "Conquest" campaign, a new offensive.
Helmand battle : dozens killed, 3 US helicopters shot down amid operation al-Fath
May 11, 2010
HELMAND, May 11 - As many as 55 Americans have been killed and 37 terribly injured with their three Chinook-like helicopters shot down in clashes with Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate in Helmand's Nowzad district through much of Monday, Mujahideen officials said. According to the details, the deadly battle erupted as about hundreds of American cowardly soldiers, airdropped by some 20 helicopters into the different areas of Nowzad district, wanting to
carry out a large scale operation in the area, came under simultaneous attacks by Mujahideen from every directions that caused a daylong face-to-face fighting which started on Monday afternoon (May 10) and continued till late night hours, in which the enemy, after suffering deadliest losses and severest damages, fled the areas carrying the engines of the helicopters shot down by Mujahideen during the fighting along with them, while the wreckage of the struck helicopters including their wings and other parts of the helicopters and the mutilated parts of the bodies of the American soldiers still exist at the sites.
No Mujahids have, by the virtue of Allah's bounty and His mercy, been harmed, while Mujahideen have taken the abondoned arms and ammo.
Jahidic officials say it is the first operation which has been so much perfect and successful since the invasion of US cowardly troops in 2001, and one of the luckiest operations since the operation al-Fath ( The Victory) commenced throughout the country.
Qari Yousuf Ahmadi