KABUL, Afghanistan (June 27) — A combined force of more than 600 Afghan and ISAF forces are conducting operations against al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents in Kunar Province today. At present, a number of insurgents have been killed in the attack against al-Qaeda and Taliban leadership in the area.
ISAF and Afghan authorities confirm three of their forces have died in the battle, including two U.S. servicemembers.
“We will continue to take the fight to the enemy alongside our Afghan partners,” said Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, commanding general of Regional Command-East. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones in the fight against our common enemies, the Taliban and al-Qaeda”.
The combined force has taken precautions to prevent collateral damage, and ISAF has no reports of injuries to civilians.
The fighting is ongoing.
Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases