Illumination flares raise as lightning and ordinance crash down on Barham Chah, a critical logistics hub for insurgent forces in Afghanistan, which was raided by Taskforce Highlander Oct. 29-30. The taskforce consisted of 3rd MAW (Fwd), 1st Marine Division, and other coalition and Afghan units. According to ISAF Joint Command, a homemade explosive factory with approximately 23.7 metric tons of ammonium nitrate was found, as well as numerous artillery shells, 60 cases of .50 caliber machine-gun ammunition, 18 pressure plate and four pressure cooker improvised explosive devices, 500 liters of acid, 40kg of opium, 2,000kg of precursor chemicals, and numerous automatic weapons and assorted ammunition.
|Date Posted:||11.07.2010 23:47|
|Location:||HELMAND PROVINCE, AF|
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