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    Afghan army, police assist northern Afghan village humanitarian assistance mission provides needed relief, medical supplies

    Afghan army, police assist northern Afghan village humanitarian assistance mission provides needed relief, medical supplies

    Photo By Lt. Col. Tim Franklin | An Afghan national army soldier helps an Afghan man from the village of Yakku Tut...... read more read more

    By Lt. Col. Tim Franklin
    33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team

    YAKKU TUT, Afghanistan - Villagers here recently received help from Afghan army and police in the form of much needed relief supplies, such as food staples, blankets, clothing and medical supplies. Soldiers from the Afghan national army's 5th Kandak and police from the local Afghan national police district delivered the humanitarian relief supplies to some 500 residents or about 150 families of the village.

    They passed out flour, rice, beans, cooking oil, tea and coal to help temporarily ease the villagers need for basic necessities.

    The ANA and ANP, under the mentorship of Afghan Regional Security Integration Command - North, Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix VIII, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, selected the northern Afghanistan village for the humanitarian assistance mission and planned, organized, set-up and conducted the mission. The village was chosen to receive help due to the poor conditions there and because it is a predominantly Pashtun village, with many refugees from the mountains, located in a primarily Hazara area.

    "This mission was a good demonstration of planning and coordination by the Afghan national army and Afghan national police in the area and demonstrated their commitment to help and provide security to the Afghan people they are responsible for protecting," said Lt. Cmdr. Bruce Brysacz, ARSIC-North Civil Military Affairs Officer.

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    Date Taken: 01.16.2009
    Date Posted: 01.16.2009 23:43
    Story ID: 28941
    Location: AF

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