U.S. Marines and Afghan forces launched the largest combined offensive of the war before dawn Saturday, in a move designed to seize control of a remaining Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-02-12-afghan-attack_N.htm
. . . There have been no coalition casualties reported, but NATO said three U.S. soldiers were killed Saturday in a bombing elsewhere in southern Afghanistan.
We told them we were coming (with announcements and leaflet drops), so they pulled out, went elsewhere, and are still killing our troops. We let them escape.
This isn't victory, it's public relations.