Theodore's World: Afghanistan ~ Coalition Forces Destroy Insurgent Headquarters

« Right Here In Sarasota ~ Democrats Call Off Rally McKinney Was To Attend | Main | US Marine Corps New Mascot Hummer »

April 09, 2006

Afghanistan ~ Coalition Forces Destroy Insurgent Headquarters


News Release
MacDill AFB, Fla

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan and Coalition offensives continued to maintain pressure on Taliban extremists this morning, striking a second blow to enemy leaders in southern Afghanistan. The Coalition first reported a senior Taliban commander killed during offensive operations last night. Then, during the early morning hours today, Coalition forces used close-air support to destroy an insurgent headquarters in the Sangin District of Helmand Province, killing a second known Taliban commander and one subordinate.
“We conducted an air assault into the known enemy compound following the air strike to gather intelligence,” said Army Maj Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commander of the Coalition’s Combined Joint Task Force – 76. “Once our ground forces seized the objective, we confirmed that two Taliban were killed, and we captured two terrorists. These extremists offer nothing to the people of Afghanistan but violence, intimidation and fear.”
There were no injuries to civilians, Coalition forces or the Afghan National Army forces that participated in the operation. The operational-level terrorist leader promoted fear and intimidation and was directly tied to attacks on Afghan civilians and government officials. He was also linked to several improvised explosive device attacks targeting Afghan civilians, government security forces and Coalition forces in the region.
“Afghan and Coalition forces have the initiative, and we will continue to conduct offensive operations in southern Afghanistan to disrupt and destroy Taliban leaders and their cohorts so long as they pose a security threat to the people of Afghanistan,” Freakley said.
Coalition forces are confident that Taliban extremists in southern Afghanistan can be located, targeted and destroyed.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 9, 2006 12:07 AM


Afghanistan seems to be forgotten, as though there was nothing going on there. Our troops are doing a great job in a difficult situation. The Taliban are hurting because our troops are hunting them down.

Now, if we can just go into the Pakistan mountains in force.

Posted by: TomR at April 9, 2006 02:58 PM

I think it's just a matter of time (sooner than later) before Musharraf has to acknowledge his problem and allow us to ferret out the scum. He certainly isn't getting the job done.

Posted by: raz0r at April 9, 2006 08:27 PM

Tom you are so right, Afghanistan has a tremendous amount of things happening there. Our troops are doing an awesome job there. I agree with you about Pakistan too.

Thanks for commenting on this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 10, 2006 12:28 AM

razOr very true! Good point.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 10, 2006 12:31 AM