August 16, 2007

It's On in Tora Bora

America, f*ck yeah! 50+ bad guys dead, 3 good guys dead. If any one finds video or images of this (and not stock footage which is everywhere) please send it along.

Elsewhere, in Helmand Province, Taliban idiots decided to attack. The last mistake they'll ever make........

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A battle that began this afternoon as an attempted insurgent ambush northwest of the Sangin District Center, Helmand province, ended with yet another lopsided defeat for the Taliban who unsuccessfully tried to attack Islamic Republic of Afghanistan national security forces (ANSF).

A combined force led by an element of Afghan national auxiliary police (ANAP), advised by coalition forces, was on a combat patrol, near the village of Regay, when an unknown number of insurgents attacked from multiple compounds and trenches using small-arms fire, mortars and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

The ANAP-led force repelled the attempted ambush with accurate small-arms fire and artillery. When the insurgents reinforced their fighting positions with additional fighters, the ANAP requested coalition close air support. Coalition aircraft performed precision air strikes on the insurgents who were firing from the compounds and trench line.

Two insurgents were wounded and four were killed in the engagement. No coalition forces or civilians were reported injured.

“The ANSF are defeating the extremist fighters in the Helmand River area because the ANSF forces are trained and cohesive warriors who have become seasoned and skilled defenders of their country,” said Army Capt. Vanessa R. Bowman, a Combined Joint Task Force-82 spokesperson. “Credible intelligence suggests the Taliban will continue their attempt to maintain a strong presence in the region as part of a self-destructive effort to block forces supporting the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan who are clearing the insurgents from the Musa Qala area.”

Source: DOD

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:10 PM | Comments |