BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Feb. 3, 2008 – Several armed insurgents
were killed Jan. 31 in Oruzgan province during a coalition operation to
degrade weapons-facilitation networks in the area. |
Coalition forces searched compounds in the Deh Rahwood district
targeting a Taliban insurgent believed to be involved with supplying
arms to militants who conducted several attacks on coalition forces.
The individual also is reported to be associated with foreign
fighter-facilitation cells in the area.
conducting a search of compounds, coalition forces were engaged by
several armed insurgents. Coalition forces returned fire, killing the
After securing the area, coalition forces
recovered numerous small arms and rocket-propelled grenades and
launchers, as well as an improvised explosive device. Allwere destroyed
on site to prevent their use by extremist forces.
forces are focused on disrupting every facet of insurgent operations,”
Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force 82 spokesman,
(From a Combined Joint Task Force 82 news release.)