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.
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.
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.
When first assigned to advise and assist Amarah's Explosive Ordnance Detachment Provincial Headquarters in August 2009, Staff Sgt. Ryan Farrow and his squad of 14 Soldiers took the reins of a station that had previously had little interaction with U.S.
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.
Joint security teams killed two and arrested 21 suspected al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) terrorists today during a series of coordinated security operations conducted in Mosul to weaken the terrorist network and prevent future attacks.
Throughout the northern Iraqi city, ISF from Nineveh Province and U.S. advisors searched several buildings in order to locate and arrest suspected AQI members believed to be working within the top echelons of the terrorist group.
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.
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
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.
An Afghan-international security force captured a couple of suspected militants yesterday in Kandahar province while pursuing a Taliban district commander.
The joint security force searched a vehicle near Kandahar City after intelligence indicated militant activity. The joint force stopped the vehicle without incident and detained the occupants.
Also in Kandahar last night, an Afghan-international security force detained a suspected militant while searching for a Taliban commander.
The joint force went to a compound in north Kandahar City after intelligence found militant activity.
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Whether they are conducting patrols on the ground, riding in convoys or performing clearing operations in villages to search for insurgents, coalition forces know members of the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron here stand ready 24 hours a day and seven days a week to provide close-air support anywhere throughout Afghanistan.
This includes armed overwatch, armed reconnaissance and armed convoy escort with the A-10 Thunderbolt II.
"We get to work with the guys on t
Walking off the loading ramp of a C-17 cargo plane and into vibrant sunlight, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment arrived at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Dec. 15. Within moments, fine, beige dust clings to uniforms and warming layers are shed. Even during the winter, it gets hot.
Partnered forces killed several insurgents while responding to an attack against Afghan national army soldiers and Afghan national police in the Baghlan Jadid District of Baghlan province yesterday.
The initial insurgent attack left two Afghan national service members dead and several wounded.