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Afghan troops prepare for joint operation

By Story by Capt. Jarrod Morris, Resolute Support Headquarters

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Aug. 11, 2015 — TACTICAL BASE GAMBERI, Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2015 – Senior leaders from the Afghan National Army and from Resolute Support recently visited Train Advise Assist Command-East and 201st Corps here.

The ANA’s Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Qadim Shah spoke to a large formation of service members from the ANA, National Directorate of Security, Afghan National Civil Order Police and Afghan National Police, conducted a pass in review of the formation, and took time to assess the readiness of troops and equipment staged in preparation for Operation Iron Triangle.

Iron Triangle is a joint operation between Afghan national defense and security forces in Nangarhar province. The goal is to clear the districts of Khogyani, Sherzad and Hisarak of armed insurgents in an effort to bring better security to the districts, paving the way for better governance.

During the operation, leaders and advisers from TAAC-E will continue to work closely with their Afghan counterparts in the 201st Corps, providing advice and assistance for essential functions.

Distinguished visitors during the visit included Lt. Gen. Qadim Shah; Command Sgt. Maj. Roshan Safi, ANA Sergeant Major of the Army; and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, Resolute Support Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.