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ISAF Forces Capture Large Cache of Narcotics

ISAF air and ground elements coordinated early Wednesday morning to capture more than 6,000 pounds of illegal drugs in the Maiwand District. Shortly before 3 a.m., an ISAF Scout Weapons Team, consisting of two OH-58 Kiowa helicopters, observed a suspicious vehicle attempting to evade them. The SWT maintained visual contact with the fleeing vehicle while relaying the information to nearby soldiers. As the soldiers moved to intercept the truck it stopped and both occupants fled to nearby cover.

IJC Operational Update, Jan. 8

An Afghan-international security force searched a compound southeast of the village of Kobayl, Kandahar district, after intelligence confirmed militant activity inside.

IJC Operational Update, Jan. 7

An Afghan-international security force searched a compound west of the village of Akram Kaldy last night, in the Nawa district of Helmand after intelligence found insurgent activity in the area. During the search the assault force captured a Taliban facilitator suspected of manufacturing and placing IEDs and detained two other insurgents.

Airmen help Afghan National Army Air Corps soldiers take aim

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Airmen of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group here are training 30 Afghanistan National Army Air Corps soldiers on the M-240B rifle in January here. For some of the ANAAC soldiers it was their first time shooting the gas-powered machine gun while for others it was their second, but the Airmen mentors noticed improvement in their abilities. "Very good. That is how you are supposed to shoot," said Tech. Sgt.

IJC Operational Update, Jan. 6

An Afghan-international security force captured an insurgent commander and other militants in Kandahar last night. A joint security force went to a compound in the town of Adirah, in the Arghandab District after intelligence found militant activity in the area. During a search the joint force captured an insurgent commander involved in IED attacks and suicide bombings and other militants. In Khowst last night, a joint security force searched a compound in the village of Badi Kheyl and detained some insurgents.

VMGR-352 Raiders Transport Troops, Cargo for MEB-Afghanistan

For the Marines in Afghanistan, the need for ammunition, fuel, water and other supplies is constant. But unlike in Iraq, most supplies need to be airlifted throughout the country due to fewer secure ground transportation routes.

Forces Seize Drugs, Weapons in Afghanistan

Combined Afghan and International Security Forces uncovered an estimated 800 cubic meters of marijuana in Afghanistan's Kandahar province today and turned the drugs over to the Afghan national police for destruction. Forces also discovered and destroyed more than 130 rounds of ammunition in Ghazni province and three steel, explosive-filled cylinders in Helmand province over the past two days. Yesterday, combined forces detained an unspecified number of suspects following searches of compounds in separate operations in Helmand province and northern Kandahar City.

IJC Operational Update, Jan. 4

An Afghan-international security force searched a compound north of the village of Seyyed Amon in the Nawah-ye-Barakzai District of Helmand province last night after intelligence confirmed militant activity in the area and detained the suspected militants. In an operation in Kandahar last night, an Afghan-international security force searched a compound in north Kandahar City and detained suspected militants. No shots were fired and no Afghan citizens were harmed during either operation. In other operations, an Afghan-international security force discovered two steel cylinders full of

NMCB 74 'Paves the Way to Victory' in Southern Afghanistan

Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 are improving some key convoy routes in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. NMCB 74's mission is to build short roads where vehicles often get stuck in deep wadis - dried up river beds. Five of these areas have been selected for renovation by NMCB 74's road crew detail. If left alone, these routes could become impassable for military convoys in the winter months during the rainy season. "These roads are going to be a lot better than originally planned," said Lt. j.g. Christopher Waldrop, road crew detail officer in charge.