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Homeland Security

Operation Anaconda

Event Details
Primary OrganizationAl-Qaeda
Other OrganizationTaliban
LocationGhazni, Ghazni, Afghanistan
LocationKhost, Khost, Afghanistan
Start Time March 2, 2002
End Time March 8, 2002
Narrative and Notes
ReliableTroops with the 101st Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, as well as Rangers and SEALs, begin hitting Taliban and al-Qaida positions in eastern Afghanistan in Operation Anaconda. Eight U.S. soldiers are killed. The Americans claim killing hundreds of enemy fighters, but very few bodies are found.
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