FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 26, 2008
Release Number 20082611-02
Coalition forces clear a known IED command node in Kandahar
KABUL, Afghanistan – Coalition forces killed 15 militants, and detained six suspected militants during an early morning raid in Anizai, Zhari district, Kandahar province, Nov. 26.
Coalition forces were clearing a compound known to be an IED command and control node when they were fired upon. Coalition forces returned fire with small arms weapons killing 15 insurgents and detained six.
“We will continue to support the Afghan people by seeking and disrupting militant networks,” said Col. Jerry O’Hara, U.S. Forces Afghanistan spokesperson.
No Coalition forces or civilian casualties were reported.
United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force. Effective security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic development for the people of Afghanistan.
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