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Afghan Forces Seize Ammunition Cache in Nangahar

American Forces Press Service

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2007 – Afghan national security forces confiscated an ammunition cache in Khana village in the Sherzad district of Afghanistan's Nangahar province yesterday.

The Afghan-led forces planned and executed the mission after receiving credible information of a possible ammunition cache in their area. The forces located and searched the suspected area where they found and recovered 70 rocket-propelled grenade boosters.

Afghan citizens receive compensation for their efforts through the Small Rewards Program when they facilitate the recovery and turn-in of armament caches. The program is designed to encourage and compensate Afghan citizens for their efforts to free Afghanistan of weapons used by insurgents and foreign fighters.

“Afghan citizens have taken an active role in improving the security and stability in their villages by facilitating the recovery of munitions caches,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force 82 spokesman. “We value all credible information provided by Afghan citizens and protect their confidentiality.”

(From a Combined Joint Task Force 82 news release.)

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