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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

A combined Afghan and coalition force killed one armed individual and detained numerous suspected insurgents while searching for a Haqqani facilitator in Jani Khel District, Paktika province, April 13.

The facilitator provides support for logistics and operations targeting coalition forces in the district.

USSF medics aid victims after suicide attack in Paktia

U.S. Special Forces medics from Special Operations Task Force – East treated several victims after multiple suicide bombers attacked an Afghan National Security Forces training site in Jaji District, Paktia province April 14.

Three ANSF were killed and another five injured when the first bomber detonated his vest near the training area gate. A second bomber was shot and killed by ANSF before detonation and two more fled the scene.

USSF medics were nearby when they heard the explosion and went to assist.

Special Forces evacuate collision victim from remote eastern Kandahar

An Afghan man was medically evacuated after U.S. Special Forces medics revived him from an unconscious state following a motorcycle collision in eastern Kandahar province’s Maruf District, April 13.

The man was brought to the district center shortly after the incident occurred early Wednesday morning.

“The patient arrived unconscious and unresponsive,” said a Special Operations Task Force – South officer on site.

"This is a remote place without the kind of hospitals that could give this man the sort of treatment he really needed," he added.

Mission readiness exercise prepares ANA for real-life scenarios

After 32 hours of classroom instruction and 105 hours of practical application; it’s time for the test.

Six Afghan National Army soldiers from the 5th Kandak participated in a mission readiness exercise at Forward Operating Base Delaram, Afghanistan, April 11, 2011.

Marines with the Embedded Partnering Team, Combat Logistics Battalion 8, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward) set up three stations for the soldiers: preventive maintenance on tactical vehicles, driving in reverse and vehicle recovery.

10th CAB, Bagram, Afghanistan

Video by American Forces Network Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

A combined Afghan and coalition force killed several insurgents, including the Taliban’s central appointed leader for Jowzjan province, Maulawi Qudus, and detained several suspected insurgents during a security operation in Darzab District, Jowzjan province, yesterday.

The targeted leader governed Taliban operations for the Qush Tepah District, Jowzjan province and was a strategic planner directing funding for operations and improvised explosive device emplacement.

TF Storm locks out insurgents from Charkh bazaar

Under cover of darkness, alert mountain warriors silently glided through a village toward the most hostile region of their assigned area.

Each Soldier continually pivoted his head as he passed small alleyways along the main streets. Insurgents use these spokes during the day to make quick getaways after they throw grenades at Afghan and U.S. Soldiers in the civilian-packed market.

Kandahar Air Wing achieves medical evacuation milestone

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- A combined team of Afghan air force and coalition members conducted the first dedicated Mi-17 medical evacuation mission April 11 here.

The team moved an Afghan National Army officer, who incurred a compound leg fracture, from Camp Bastion back to Kandahar.

Maysan Province Iraqi Police conduct riot-control training

Over 50 members of the Iraqi Police (IP) Emergency Response Unit in Maysan Province are now better prepared to react to riots and organized protests after receiving riot-control training by the "Warhorse" troopers of 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

The Riot-Control Training Course is focused toward enhancing the Iraq Police and Emergency Response Unit basics of civil disorder management as it pertains to frontline personnel.