Airstrike Kills Insurgents in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 — Afghan and coali­tion forces employed an airstrike that killed sev­er­al insur­gents in Afghanistan’s Hel­mand province yes­ter­day.
Ground forces observed a group of insur­gents build­ing a fight­ing posi­tion in Helmand’s Qalah dis­trict. A fol­low-on pre­ci­sion airstrike killed sev­er­al of the insur­gents.

In oth­er news yes­ter­day through­out Afghanistan: 

— Secu­ri­ty forces detained sev­er­al sus­pect­ed insur­gents while search­ing for a Tal­iban leader in Kan­da­har province’s Kan­da­har City. The Tal­iban leader is linked to weapons traf­fick­ing and coor­di­nat­ing attacks on local secu­ri­ty forces in the area. 

— In Kan­da­har province’s Arghandab dis­trict, troops detained one sus­pect­ed insur­gent and found a weapons stock­pile of assort­ed bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als, includ­ing 21 pounds of ammo­ni­um nitrate –- a banned fer­til­iz­er used in road­side bombs -– and 15 pounds of scrap metal. 

— Forces found sev­er­al oth­er weapons and drug stock­piles in oper­a­tions through­out Afghanistan. The oper­a­tions result­ed in seizure of 23 var­i­ous artillery rounds, sev­en rock­et-pro­pelled grenades, four pres­sure plates, two radio-con­trolled receivers and oth­er assort­ed bomb-mak­ing mate­ri­als. Troops also found 350 pounds of hashish, 200 pounds of pop­py seeds and 20 pounds of opium. 

In a March 1 oper­a­tion, Afghan and coali­tion forces found 1,000 auto­mat­ic machine gun rounds, 220 pounds of explo­sives, 15 large-cal­iber vehi­cle-mount­ed machine guns, five rock­et-pro­pelled grenade launch­ers and a Toy­ota sedan rigged with explosives. 

Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releases 

Face­book and/or on Twit­ter

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →