Afghan National Army commandos, partnered with U.S. Special Forces, eliminated more than 60 insurgents during clearing operations in Qeysar district, Faryab province in a three-day operation which began, May 13.
Members of 1st Company, 5th Commando Kandak cleared the area around Ghuchghar village after receiving reports of insurgent activity. In the ensuing engagements, the commandos reported destroying 23 motorcycles used by insurgents, several rocket propelled grenades, two crew served machine guns, numerous assault rifles and accompanying ammunition.
This operation has severely degraded the insurgent’s ability to intimidate the local population and has denied them freedom of movement throughout Ghuchghar area, according to a U.S. Special Operations soldier.
They are also investigating local reports that a high level insurgent leader was killed in the fighting.
No civilian casualties and no property damage resulted from these operations.
Article by Sgt. Cody Sedlacek, 19th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment