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KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McCrystal, International Security Assistance Forces commander, is welcomed by French Army Brig. Gen. Marcus Druart, Task Force La Fayette commander, and Afghan National Army Maj. Doud, commander of 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps, to Combat Outpost 42 in Tagab valley of Afghanistan’s Kapisa province, March 30. While in the valley, McCrystal, the ANA and TF La Fayette leadership visited the village of Ghazik Han Khel, to meet with construction workers of a bridge and local leaders of a school. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Sylvain Petremand, Task Force La Fayette Public Affairs Joint Staff)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of International Security Assistance Forces, visited the French forces and Afghan National Army soldiers in southern Tagab valley in Afghanistan’s Kapisa province to see the success of Operation’s Synapse and Gregale, March 30.

 

McCrystal said that he was proud of the work and progress that the ANA and French Soldiers have accomplished in the Tagab valley.

 

 

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McCrystal, International Security Assistance Forces commander, is escorted by French Army Brig. Gen. Marcus Druart, Task Force La Fayette commander, and Afghan National Army Maj. Doud, commander of 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps, to Combat Outpost 42 in Tagab valley of Afghanistan’s Kapisa province, March 30. While in the valley, McCrystal, the ANA and TF La Fayette leadership visited the village of Ghazik Han Khel, to meet with construction workers of a bridge and local leaders of a school. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Sylvain Petremand, Task Force La Fayette Public Affairs Joint Staff)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan- Afghan National Army soldiers patrol in Tagab valley to provide security during U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s, International Security Assistance Forces commander, visit of Combat Outpost 42 in the Kapisa province, March 30. While in the valley, McCrystal, the ANA and Task Force La Fayette leadership visited the village of Ghazik Han Khel, to meet with construction workers of a bridge and local leaders of a school. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Sylvain Petremand, Task Force La Fayette Public Affairs Joint Staff)KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McCrystal, International Security Assistance Forces commander, and Afghan National Army Maj. Doud, commander of 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps, speak with a teacher of local school in the Ghaznik Han Khel village in the Tagab valley, March 30. During McChrystal’s visit, he toured Combat Outpost 42, and spoke with ANA and Task Force La Fayette leadership about continual progress made and future plans for the area. McChrystal also took this opportunity to view the construction of a bridge nearby and visit a local school. (Photo by French Army Master Sgt. Sylvain Petremand, Task Force La Fayette Public Affairs Joint Staff) 

 

“It’s a really good thing that General Mc Chrystal came to visit us,” said ANA Maj. Doud, the commander of 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps. “He could see how the Afghan National Army was set-up in COP 42 and COP 46. We took advantage of his visit to present the future operations that we will be conducted with the French forces.”

 

After a briefing about area of operations, McCrystal, French Brig. Gen. Marcus Druart, TF La Fayette commander, and the ANA commander, walked to the village of Ghazik Han Khel, to meet with construction workers of a bridge and local leaders of a school.   

 

Druart stressed the importance of the ISAF commander’s visit.

 

“I explained to him how we proceed in the area, underlining the fact that we have only been in the area for three months... The partnership with the afghan national army has been really successful because the daily approach we have with the local residents.”

 

After visit to the village, Mc Chrystal and Druart went to COP 46, which was just recently built in March. While there, McChrystal talked about the historical partnership between the French and the American forces. He said that he expects the French soldiers, who are professional soldiers and have a good experience in the counter insurgency field, to share their knowledge with the ANA.

 

 

 

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