Archive: 2011

Aug. 15, 2011

Official reports security progress in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (August 12, 2011) — Calling the operation against al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden “a great step” toward U.S. objectives in Afghanistan, a senior defense official emphasized the importance of continuing to build Afghan security forces and institutions so they can continue this momentum.

Aug. 15, 2011

CJIATF 435 bringing power to ANA life support area, local villages

SEH DU-KAHN, Afghanistan — As part of the ongoing process to transition the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP) to eventual Afghan control, engineers from Combined Joint Interagency Task Force (CJIATF) 435 conducted a survey of the surrounding area in Parwan Aug. 10 in an effort to connect part of the complex to Afghanistan’s national power grid.

Aug. 12, 2011

Afghan, coalition forces prevent mosque attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (August 10, 2011) — Afghan and coalition forces yesterday prevented a planned enemy explosion of a mosque in southern Afghanistan and killed a Taliban leader who led insurgent operations in the north, military officials reported.

Aug. 11, 2011

NATO airstrike kills insurgents who caused helicopter crash

WASHINGTON (August 10, 2011) – Coalition forces used a precision airstrike to kill Taliban insurgents involved in the Aug. 6 downing of the helicopter carrying 30 U.S. service members and eight Afghans, the commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan said today.

Aug. 9, 2011

Panetta urges continuing Afghan mission to emphasize resolve

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2011 — The United States must not break faith with those who have paid the ultimate price, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said during the change of command for U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., today.

Aug. 9, 2011

Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah assists villagers after fire

FARAH, Afghanistan (August 9, 2011) — Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah assisted villagers after their building caught fire during a mounted combat patrol in Pusht-e Rod District of Farah province, Aug. 2.

Aug. 8, 2011

Afghan government, PRT complete largest hospital in Khowst

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 6, 2011) — Khowst Province citizens seeking medical attention have a brand-new facility in Khowst City to support them.

Aug. 5, 2011

ANA demonstrates abilities against insurgent attack

KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 5, 2011) — Afghan National Army soldiers led a combat operation to relieve a local Afghan Police force under attack by insurgents in the Ghayn Valley, July 28-29.

Aug. 4, 2011

Afghan local police force continues to grow in Nawa

HELMAND, Afghanistan (August 4, 2011) —The District Governor of Nawa, Haji Abdul Manaf, district community council members and Marines visited Marjah recently to discuss a future for Afghan Local Police in Nawa District.

Aug. 3, 2011

Afghan, coalition forces partner in eastern Afghanistan

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (August 3, 2011) — Afghan National Army soldiers partnered with Czech Republic and U.S. Soldiers for a two-day mission in the Charkh district of Logar province, July 13-14.