AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMY, COALITION SOLDIERS OVERWHELM ENEMY FIGHTERS IN KANDAHAR, ORUZGAN PROVINCE
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Soldiers from 2nd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 209th Afghan National Army Corps and Coalition members received machine gun fire from an unknown number of enemy fighters near the village of Sayed Nabi in the Shah Wali Kot District of Kandahar Province June 22.
(PressZoom) - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan –Â Soldiers from 2nd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 209th Afghan National Army Corps and Coalition members received machine gun fire from an unknown number of enemy fighters near the village of Sayed Nabi in the Shah Wali Kot District of Kandahar Province June 22.Â
The combined force returned fire and then pursued the enemy attackers as they attempted to escape.Â Nearly 20 enemy fighters were killed during a seven hour firefight and there were no Afghan civilian injuries reported.
Elsewhere in the Shaheed Hasas District of Oruzgan Province, a small number of enemy fighters fired multiple rockets at a 205th Afghan National Army Corps and Coalition firebase.Â The combined force returned fire and then quickly maneuvered on the enemy’s position, killing several fighters near the village of Mjani-Do.
“Afghan National Army and Coalition Soldiers will continue to pursue and defeat all enemy fighters who threaten the government of Afghanistan,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force- 82 spokesperson.Â “With the support and resolve of the Afghan people, enemy fighters will be unable to derail the efforts of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.”
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