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    Afghan, coalition forces secure remote northern Kandahar

    Afghan, coalition forces secure remote northern Kandahar

    Photo By Staff Sgt. William Newman | Explosive ordnance disposal engineers, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando...... read more read more

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

    03.21.2011

    Courtesy Story

    Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan and coalition security forces secured a remote region of northern Kandahar province’s Khakrez District during a clearing operation in southern Afghanistan, March 19.

    The operation was a coordinated effort involving commandos from the Afghan National Army’s 3rd Commando Kandak, Afghan National Police, Khakrez Deputy District Chief of Police, Akhtar Mohammed, and members of Special Operations Task Force – South.

    Prior to the operation, insurgents had been using the area as a transient hub for movement through Kandahar, explained a team leader from SOTF – South on the ground.

    The ANP detained seven suspected insurgents for additional questioning at the Khakrez District Center.

    Khakrez Deputy Chief of Police Akhtar Mohammed, held a shura immediately after the joint forces secured the area.

    “Many of the almost 175 men at the shura requested a lasting Afghan National Security Forces footprint in their area,” the team leader said. “[Mohammed] did an outstanding job promoting security efforts by the Afghan government.”

    The operation ended with no civilian casualties.

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    Date Taken: 03.21.2011
    Date Posted: 03.22.2011 08:57
    Story ID: 67525
    Location: KANDAHAR PROVINCE, AF 

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