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Operation Commando Fury

Operation Commando Fury was a four-day Afghan military operation against the Taliban in the Kapisa Province. Six insurgents were killed and six others were captured.[1]

Operation Commando Fury
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Operation Commando Fury
Afghan commandos secure a compound during Operation Commando Fury.
Date November 10–14, 2007
Location Tagab Valley, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan
Result Coalition victory
Belligerents
AfghanistanAfghan National Army
AfghanistanAfghan National Police
ISAF
AfghanistanTaliban insurgents
Strength
More than 30 commandos,
~30 army and police vehicles,
5 helicopters,
air support
Unknown
Casualties and losses
None 6 dead,
6 captured

Events of the operationEdit

 
Afghan soldiers returning to base after the operation.

At dawn on November 10, 2007, thirty commandos from the Afghan 3rd Company, 1st Commando Kandak conducted an air assault raid from five Coalition helicopters on a Taliban compound in Mollakheyl village.[2] The commandos captured six insurgents inside of the compound. After securing the compound, the commandos were besieged by insurgents. Utilizing snipers and Coalition close air support, they were able to break out of the compound and continue the operation.

The Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police assisted the commandos during this operation. They cut off the Taliban’s retreat and secured other villages.

No Afghan, Coalition, or civilian casualties were reported, and the operation is considered a success because it broke the Taliban’s grip in the Tagab Valley.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chuck Simmins (24 November 2007). "Afghan Commandos return home victorious". Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Combined Joint Task Force-82 Public Affairs (3 December 2007). "Elite Afghan force continues to neutralize Taliban". Retrieved 16 May 2010. 

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