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    Afghan forces stop planned attacks during continued operations in southern Afghanistan

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

    06.05.2009

    Courtesy Story

    U.S. Forces Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan national army commandos and Soldiers of the 205th Corps, advised and assisted by coalition forces, prevented attacks by enemy fighters in Shahidi Hasas District, Oruzgan Province, late in the evening of June 4.

    The combined forces were conducting an operation in an area known to be an insurgent safe haven and a transit point for militants, equipment and weapons. They received information leading them to a number of armed militant commanders and fighters who were gathering in an open field to stage attacks on Afghan and coalition forces. After positively identifying the armed militants and confirming there were no non-combatants in the area, the combined forces called in a successful air strike. No Afghan national army, coalition force or civilian casualties were reported.

    During an earlier part of the operation, 200 pounds of black tar heroin, 100 fifty-pound bags of ammonium nitrate, homemade explosives, numerous bomb making materials, three machine guns, small arms, and Afghan national police and Afghan national army uniforms were discovered and confiscated.

    Operations are ongoing.

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    Date Taken: 06.05.2009
    Date Posted: 06.05.2009 11:44
    Story ID: 34587
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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