Afghan, coalition forces conduct air assault in Kunar
Afghan National Security Forces and U.S. soldiers from Task Force Bastogne conducted a major air assault in the village of Omar, in the Monogai District of Kunar province Monday.
Since the operation began, ANSF and coalition forces have killed 19 insurgents and captured five others. Two of the detained insurgents, who were wounded in the operation, were treated and released into Afghan National Police custody along with one insurgent who was not wounded. Two other insurgents are receiving medical care at coalition bases.
During the assault, the joint force discovered numerous insurgent fighting positions, weapons caches, and stockpiles of ammunition within the village.
Local villagers in the area cooperated fully with the ANSF-led forces.
“This operation shows the true strength of the Afghan National Security Forces,” said Lt. Col. Joseph A. Ryan, commander, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment and part of TF Bastogne.
Article by ISAF Joint Command