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January 2010
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Reports of Canadian Casualties in Taliban Statements January 2009-December 2010
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Reports of Canadian Casualties in Taliban Statements January 2009 vs. January 2010
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 Taliban statements monitored during January 2010 claimed responsibility for approximately 158 Canadian deaths. Canada announced 1 deaths during this period.
 In the past 12 months (including January 2010), the Taliban has claimed 15.5 Canadian casualties for every one officially announced by the Government of Canada (496 alleged by Taliban vs. 32 reported by Canada).
 Twelve (12) Taliban announcements were monitored mentioning Canadian personnel or casualties in January 2010, with an average of 7.25 such reports per month during the previous 12 months. This compares to eleven (11) Taliban announcements made claiming responsibility for 62 Canadian deaths during January 2009.
Date Location CA Pers Killed Tanks Destroyed Ref
1 Jan 10 Qasim Palah area (Kandahar) 5 1 (4) 5 Jan 10 Lowi Kariz area in Boldak district of Kandahar 10 (1) 2 (2) 7 Jan 10 Kowchi Ziarat area of Boldak district in Kandahar +12 1 (3) 9 Jan 10 Chehl Ghuz area of 12 1 (5)
Panjwai district 10 Jan 10 "On Kandahar-Herat highway .... in Kandahar's Zarai district" 12 1 (6) 14 Jan 10 “in the East under the Directorate” (Kandahar) 5 (1) 1 (7) 16 Jan 10 Hasan Zaro area, on the road between Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces
5 (1) 1 (8) 16 Jan 10 a street in Pirzu village of Panjwai district
14 (9) (8) 16 Jan 10 Nakhoni area of Panjwai district 15 (11) 17 Jan 10 a series of separate bombings in the province’s Maiwand, Zhari and Panjwai districts
15 4 (10) 21 Jan 10 in Boldak district of the province 24 3 (12) 24 Jan 10 in the province's Zhari and Maiwand districts 20 (1) 4 (13) 27 Jan 10 "Kandahar's Zhari district .... Bashmol area of this district" 9 (14)
TOTALS 158 19 CONFIRMED CAN CAS, January 2010 1
(1) Previous Taliban references to number of crew members in Canadian “tanks” have ranged from four to six. Therefore, any reference to “all on board” allegedly being killed will be counted as an average of five. (2) "Mujahidieen eliminate 2 canadian tanks in Boldak," Voice of Jihad, retrieved 6 Jan 10 at
p:// - "Tuesday, 05 January 2010 17:01 - By Qari Yusuf  Ahmadi - KANDAHAR. Jan. 05 - Two tanks of the Canadian invaders were destroyed in IED attacks on Monday and Tuesday at Lowi Kariz area in Boldak district of Kandahar. According to the details in the early evening hours of Jan. 05, a Canadian tank got blown off in a roadside bomb at Chowni village of this area, while another tank of the enemy was hit by explosive devices at late night hours of Jan. 05, as consequence, both enemy's armored tanks were destroyed with Canadian soldiers killed who were inside the tanks. In fact, the other day, 19 American soldiers were killed as a result of 3 deadly IED blasts near the center of Panjwai, while the enemy confirmed the deaths of 5 U.S. soldiers." (3) "NATO forces suffer extensive losses in Kandahar bombings," Voice of Jihad, retrieved 8 Jan 10 at - "Thursday, 07 January 2010 16:34 - By Qari Yusuf Ahmadi - KANDAHAR, Jan. 07 - A series of bombings in Kandahar caused the NATO invaders heavy losses and casualties on Tuesday. At least a dozen of the foreign soldiers, likely to be the Canadians,were killed when their tank got exploded by a roadside bomb in Kowchi Ziarat area of Boldak district in Kandahar, leaving the NATO tank wreck. In another news, the other day, a land mine blast killed a number of the NATO soldiers whose corpses were shifted to their base, while the mutilated parts of the bodies of some of the soldiers and their torn flesh lay scattered over the area. The report adds the incident took place while the NATO soldiers were on mission to launch an attack against the Mujahideen in Char Ghalbi area of Arghandab district." (4) "Remote-controlled bomb kills 5 NATO soldiers in Kandahar," Voice of Jihad, retrieved 9 Jan 10 at - "Friday, 08 January 2010 07:34 - By Qari Yusuf  Ahmadi - KANDAHAR, Jan. 08 -The Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate exploded a NATO tank on Wednesday in