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SUMMARY: CANADIAN FORCES REFERENCES

February 2010
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Reports of Canadian Casualties in Taliban Statements


March 2009-February 2010
180

160

140

120

100
Rep Dead
Cfm Dead
Tanks Dest
80

60

40

20

0
MR-09 AP-09 MY-09 JU-09 JL-09 AG-09 SP-09 OC-09 NV-09 DC-09 JA-10 FB-10

1
Reports of Canadian Casualties in Taliban Statements
March 2009-February 2010

25 25
20
20

15

FB-10
10
FB-09

5
5
0
0
1 3 FB-09

Rep Dead FB-10


Cfm Dead

Tanks Dest

HIGHLIGHTS
 Taliban statements monitored during February 2010 claimed
responsibility for approximately 25 Canadian deaths. Canada
announced 1 death during this period.
 In the 12 months between March 2009 and February 2010, the
Taliban has claimed 15.18 Canadian casualties for every one
officially announced by the Government of Canada (501 alleged
by Taliban vs. 33 reported by Canada).
 Four (4) Taliban announcements were monitored mentioning
Canadian personnel or casualties in February 2010, with an
average of 7.17 such reports per month in the 12 months since
March 2009. This compares to five (5) Taliban announcements
made claiming responsibility for 20 Canadian deaths during
February 2009.
Date Location CA Pers Tanks Ref
Killed Destroyed
1 Feb 10 "in Kandahar ... in the 5 1 (2)
Neemki village"
5 Feb 10 Zhari district of Kandahar 5 (3)
province

2
18 Feb 10 center of Zhari district, 3 1 (4)
Kandahar
21 Feb 10 “Asad area of (Kharkiz) 12 1 (5)
district”
TOTALS 25 3
CONFIRMED CAN CAS, 1
February 2010

NOTES:
(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) "Canadian tank destroyed, six dead in Boldak," Voice of Jihad English, 1 Feb 10, retrieved 1 Feb 10 at
http://www.alemarah.info/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1183:canadian-tank-
destroyed-six-dead-in-boldak&catid=1:afghanistan&Itemid=2 , PDF copy at
http://www.scribd.com/doc/26232940/Canadian-tank-destroyed-six-dead-in-Boldak "Monday, 01 February 2010 19:09 By
Qari Yusouf Ahmadi - KANDAHR, Feb. 01 - At least 5 Canadian soldiers were killed on Monday in Kandahar while the
Canadian soldiers were conducting a patrol in the Neemki village as a their tank was struck by a landmine leaving the
tank on fire. "The dead were later evacuated by the helicopter but the struck tank was left behind which was burning till
late evening hours of this day", said the villages."

(3) "Bomb kills 5 Candains (sic) in Kandahar," Voice of Jihad English, 5 Feb 10, retrieved 5 Feb 10 at
http://www.alemarah.info/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1229:bomb-kill-5-candains-
in-kandahar&catid=1:afghanistan&Itemid=2 PDF copy at non-terrorist site
http://www.scribd.com/doc/26453865/Bomb-kills-5-Candains-in-Kandahar . "Friday, 05 February 2010 19:18 By Qari
Yousuf Ahmadi - KANDAHAR, Feb. 05 - A remote-controlled bomb on Friday killed five Canadian soldiers along with their
trained dog in Zhari district of Kandahar province. According to the regional Mujahideen, the remote-controlled bomb
detonated while the Canadian soldiers were trying to neutralize it which was powerful enough to throw parts of their
bodies away across the fields in Laku Khel area of this district."

(4) "Bombings in Kandahar kill 5 local and foreign soldiers," Voice of Jihad English, 18 Feb 10, retrieved 18 Feb 10 at
http://www.alemarah.info/english/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1317:bombings-in-kandahar-
kill-5-local-and-foreign-soldiers&catid=1:afghanistan&Itemid=2 , PDF copy at non-terrorist site
http://www.scribd.com/doc/27087100/Bombings-in-Kandahar-kill-5-local-and-foreign-soldiers . "Thursday, 18 February
2010 14:16 By Qari Yusouf Ahmadi - KANDAHAR, Feb. 18 - A blast Wednesday killed 3 foreign soldiers, likely to have
been Canadians, in Kandahar Zhari district. According to the report, their military convoy of tanks was traveling near the
center of Zhari district as the lead tank struck one of the planted mines that left the tank wrecked and killed the soldiers.
In another incident, on a landmine set off killing two soldiers of Afghan army while the soldiers were trying to demine the
bomb in Kolak area of Zhari, on Wednesday."

(5) "6 puppet army terrorists killed, injured in Khakriz blast in Kandahar," retrieved via theunjustmedia.com 21 Feb 10 at
http://theunjustmedia.com/Afghanistan/Mujahideen%20operations/Feb10/21-02-10.htm . "At lest six puppet army
terrorists including a commander were killed and two injured on Friday when when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in
Shabi area of Khakriz district, Kandahar province. Also Friday, a dozen invaders terrorists, likely to be Canadians, were
killed when their tank got blown apart by a landmine blast in Asad area of this district. Reported by Qari Muhammad
Yousuf"

Compiled 07 March 2010


Tony Prudori, MILNEWS.ca
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