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Coalition forces beat attack against checkpoint

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – The Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an Afghan National Police officer search the nearby hillside just prior to a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East ANP checkpoint September 18th.

An estimated two dozen insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.

U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan L. Carson of Richmond, Va., a member of the Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an Afghan National Police officer search the nearby hillside just prior to a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East ANP checkpoint Sept. 18th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

U.S. Army Pfc. Ryan L. Carson of Richmond, Va., a member of the Company Intelligence Support Team with Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, and an Afghan National Police officer search the nearby hillside just prior to a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East ANP checkpoint Sept. 18th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Air assault mission disrupts insurgent activity

 

Written by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte
300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchKunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan soldiers with Weapons Company, 2nd Kandak wait for an air assault mission with International Security Assistance Forces the morning of September 13th from Combat Outpost Honaker-Miracle. Troops searched the abandoned village of Maidon in the Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan for weapons caches.

Members of the nomadic tribe who live there moved north for the summer, leaving their homes to be exploited by insurgents. The mission disrupted enemy activity, leading to repeated attacks against the troops with small arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Neither Afghan soldiers nor ISAF were injured during the attacks.

Afghan soldiers with Weapons Company, 2nd Kandak wait for an air assault mission with International Security Assistance Forces. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Afghan soldiers with Weapons Company, 2nd Kandak wait for an air assault mission with International Security Assistance Forces. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte, 300th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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