Afghan Soldiers rescue villagers from flash flood

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Written by Task Force Bastogne Wednesday, 28 July 2010 16:28

 

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Grateful Afghan villagers are rescued from flash floods by Afghan National Army Soldiers July 28. The ANA Soldiers rescued over 200 villagers from flash flooding in the Beshood District of eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. The Nangarhar Operational Coordination Center (Provincial) received reports that torrential rains had caused flash flooding in several villages stranding hundreds of people. The ANA sprang into action, coordinating and executing the rescue of the stranded Afghans. Initial reports indicate that all were safely evacuated (Courtesy of the U.S. Army)

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army Soldiers rescued over 200 people from flash flooding here July 28.

The Nangarhar Operational Coordination Center (Provincial) received reports that torrential rains had caused flash flooding in several villages, stranding hundreds of people.  The ANA sprang into action, coordinating and executing the rescue of the stranded Afghans.



Initial reports indicate that all were safely evacuated.

Coalition forces monitored the situation and stood ready to provide assistance if requested.

“The Afghan National Army responded swiftly, demonstrating yet again their ability to provide for the safety and security of their citizens,” said U.S. Army Major Mary Constantino, Task Force Bastogne spokesperson.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan – A truck loaded with Afghan civilians passes by an International Security Assistance Forces vehicle as they drive through several inches of water here July 28 after rain flooded areas outside of Forward Operating Base Fenty. ISAF went out to conduct assessments of and provide aide to the flooded areas here after more than six inches of rain fell. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army)
 

 JALALABAD, Afghanistan – Afghans continue their daily lives despite the flooding here July 28 as International Security Assistance Forces make their way through the bustling city. ISAF went out to conduct assessments of and provide aide to the flooded areas here after more than six inches of rain fell. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army)JALALABAD, Afghanistan – International Security Assistance Forces drive through several inches of water here July 28 after rain flooded areas outside of Forward Operating Base Fenty. ISAF went out to conduct assessments of and provide aide to the flooded areas here after more than six inches of rain fell. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army)JALALABAD, Afghanistan – Several Afghans watch as International Security Assistance Forces drive through several inches of water here July 28 after rain flooded areas outside of Forward Operating Base Fenty. ISAF went out to conduct assessments of and provide aide to the flooded areas here after more than six inches of rain fell. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army)

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