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November 18, 2005
Release Number: 05-11-87


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


AFGHAN AND CJTF76 FORCES ATTACK NORTH OF KANDAHAR

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan and U.S. forces conducted offensive operations north of Kandahar today, engaging 10 to 15 enemy forces with small arms and attack helicopters.

During these operations, Afghan and U.S. forces came across an estimated 10 to 15 enemy personnel positioned near a ridgeline. These forces opened fire with small-arms and rocket-propelled grenades on the Afghan and U.S. patrol. Afghan and U.S. forces returned fire and called nearby attack helicopters forcing the enemy forces to flee.

A battle damage assessment of the attack is ongoing

“Make no mistake, Afghan and U.S. forces are continuing to hammer the enemies of this nation,” Lt. Col. Jerry O’hara, Combined Joint Task Force 76 spokesperson said. “We are bringing the fight to them at every turn, aggressively searching them out wherever they are hiding.”

There were no Afghan or U.S. forces injured in the attack.

For more information contact COMBINED FORCES COMMAND – AFGHANISTAN COALITION PRESS INFORMATION CENTER by email at Kabul-Presscenter@cfc-a.centcom.mil or by phone at 070-276-545.


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