The sources in the Pentagon have told the Fox-News TV company that south of Kandahar the US commandos are carrying out an operation against the land forces of the Taliban. According to the sources, the operation began in night-time on Tuesday. Of the commandos units, SAS helicopter group 160 is taking part in the operation. The commandos' actions are directed against the 55th brigade of the Taliban consisting of people from different, mainly Arab, countries. The Taliban consider this brigade an elite one. The military sources noted that this operation is only one of quite a number of actions aimed at destroying the Taliban's land forces.