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PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - A shopkeeper stands by his store in the Bagram Airfield bazaar Dec. 11. The bazaar brings in more than $30,000 into the local economy on a (click for more)

AUP, TF Lethal capture munitions cache in Jaji

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A member of the AUP performs a search during an AUP-led operation with Company A, 1st Battalion, 168 Infantry Regiment in Jaji District Dec. 16. (click for more)

Kapisa PRT visits Ghayn Valley

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Local children watch members of Kapisa PRT pass as they leave the Abdul Salam High School in Ghayn Valley Dec. 15. (click for more)

Veterinary Services keep donkeys in the fight

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Maj. Ted A. Broome (right), and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eleazar Vizcaino, both assigned to 358th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, evaluate a donkey at (click for more)

Kunar PRT attends Manogai District elections

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Haji Sher Badir, Manogai District subgovernor, speaks during the election ceremony for the Manogai District Community Council Dec. 9. (click for more)

Next step to Ghazni 2013 project

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Key elders listen intently while the U.S. and Polish ambassadors, Musa Khan, Ghazni provincial governor, and Amina Safi Afzaly, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, speak (click for more)

Iowa ADT supports Kunar veterinary conference

U.S. Army Maj. Loren Adams, veternarian from New Liberty, Iowa, supervises as an Afghan veterinarian puts final sutures into a neutered dog at a continuing education conference organized by the (click for more)

USO Holiday Tour comes to Bagram

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Actor and comedian Robin Williams talks with U.S. Army Maj. Gen John F. Campbell, Combined Joint Task Force 101 and Regional Command East commander, before the (click for more)

Ambassador Eikenberry dedicates playground at Ghazni orphanage

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, shakes a little girl's hand during the playground dedication at Ghazni City Orphanage in Ghazni Dec. 15. (click for more)

Bravo strengthens relationship with Afghan people

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Shane Taylor, a Slater, Iowa, native and Bravo Troop Soldier, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Red Horse, plays with Afghan children (click for more)


  • ANSF, Coalition kill nearly four dozen more insurgents in northern Kandahar Province

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    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces, advised by Coalition forces, killed nearly four dozen insurgents in a 12-hour long battle today in northern Kandahar Province.

    The Sha Wali Kot District is an area where multiple attacks on ANSF and Coalition forces have taken place in the past.  Since Aug. 27, nealy 200 extremist Taliban fighters have been killed during failed attempts to attack ANSF and Coalition forces.

    A combined force of Afghan National Civil Order Police and Coalition forces was on a combat patrol near Alekowzi Village, Sha Wali Kot District, Kandahar Province, when they began taking small-arms and machine gun fire from approximately 10 insurgents.  Within 20 minutes of the battle starting, the combined force was further engaged by an estimated 20 RPG’s, fired from the nearby Hutak Village. 

    The extremist fighters were visually observed firing on the patrol from compounds located within the villages.  Throughout the engagement, insurgents reinforced their positions with an estimated 150 additional fighters.

    The ANCOP-led force repelled the attack using small-arms, crew served weapons and later called in Coalition close air support.  Coalition aircraft destroyed the positively identified enemy firing positions with precision guided munitions. 

    More then 40 insurgents were killed in today’s engagement and no ANCOP, Coalition or non-combatants were reported injured or killed.

     “Today’s successful effort by the Afghan National Civil Order Police is another example of the growing capability of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s security forces,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force-82 spokesperson.  “The ANCOP is following in the footsteps of the other Afghan elite security forces as they begin to chart their own course in defeating the insurgency.  The enemies of peace and stability will not be left unchecked in Kandahar Province or any other province within the territorial borders of this country.”

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    Contact Information – CJTF-82 Public Affairs Office Tel – 0093-799-063-013

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    Last Updated on Friday, 07 September 2007 05:40
  • Medical assistance provided for 811 Afghans in Shewan District

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    Medical assistance provided for 811 Afghans in Shewan Distric


    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces advised by Coalition Forces brought medical and material assistance to Afghan civilians in Shewan city, Farah Province, August 30. The medical assistance engagement was made possible after a large-scale ANSF movement forced insurgents to flee the city.  Prior to the operation, Shewan was considered the most Taliban infested area in the Farah Province.  Almost all of the medical treatment was provided by local Afghan doctors.“We announced the MEDCAP in the days leading up to the event, and minutes after we started, we already had about 150 people waiting to be treated,” said a Coalition officer who was having conversations with local nationals to gauge public thoughts and feelings.

    Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 September 2007 16:25

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