*Below is an unedited statement from a senior Afghanistan Taliban spokesman, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi. Bahram Chah is in Helmand province.
March 17, 2011
HELMAND, Mar. 19 – Some 50 US invading troops and their local puppets have been killed or wounded with at least 19 military tanks destroyed over the past few days in the clashes in Bahram Chah town of Helmand province, Mujahideen officials from said Helmand province on Thursday.
The fighting was ongoing till the late afternoon hours of the day and ended up making the enemy forces flee the area with deadliest losses and severe damages exacted on the US invaders and their local puppets.
The town, however, came under the heavy air strikes by the US forces, flattening one of the houses of the a civilian martyring some five Mujahideen including some innocent civilians and wounding 12 more. Mujahideen have gained compete control of the this town after days of strong resistence and bloody fighting.
Qari Yousuf Ahmadi