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Task Force Iron eliminates insurgent IED team

 

Written by U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Task Force Rakkasan

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Soldiers form Task Force Iron Rakkasan and members of the Afghan Uniformed police, using the Precision Threat Detection System blimp at Forward Operating Base Andar, identified a group of insurgents with weapons and explosives January 3rd.

Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, first identified four insurgents acting in a suspicious manner at a road intersection.

As the insurgents began to move, TF Iron Rakkasan took quick actions to prevent the insurgents from emplacing an improvised explosive device and escaping. A combination of hellfire missiles and 30 mm machine gun fire killed one insurgent and drove the second one to seek refuge in a nearby qalat.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Iron Rakkasans operate in insurgent haven to find, remove threats

 

Written by By U.S. Army 1st Lt. R.J. Peek
Task Force Rakkasan

187th Infantry Regiment - Iron RakkasansFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionGhazni Province, Afghanistan – Task Force Iron Rakkasan conducted Operation Blade III in eastern Ghazni Province December 5th.

Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, have conducted several operations in the Brimzi area over the past couple of weeks and Blade III was an extension of those missions.

The missions have come from combined U.S. and Afghan National Security Forces. Blade III had the help of a remote piloted vehicle and Forward Operating Base Andar’s Precision Threat Detection System to find the enemy.

“Our presence in the Brimzi area today created a lot of enemy activity,” said U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Christopher Farmer from Lancaster, PA, 3rd Bn., 187th Inf., operations assistant officer. “Our assets allowed us to follow the insurgents as they attempted to maneuver and what we learned will help focus future operations.” «Read the rest of this article»

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