‘We’re pinned down:’ 4 U.S. Marines die in Afghan ambush
Jonathan S. Landay | McClatchy Newspapers
last updated: September 08, 2009 09:17:09 PM
GANJGAL, Afghanistan — We walked into a trap, a killing zone of relentless gunfire and rocket barrages from Afghan insurgents hidden in the mountainsides and in a fortress-like village where women and children were replenishing their ammunition.
“We will do to you what we did to the Russians,” the insurgent’s leader boasted over the radio, referring to the failure of Soviet troops to capture Ganjgal during the 1979-89 Soviet occupation.