Friday, January 16, 2009


Marines seize Taliban weapons in airborne assault

A Military Operations news article

14 Jan 09

Following a night-time helicopter and ground assault conducted by British, Afghan and Canadian troops, a huge haul of lethal weapons and bomb-making equipment has been recovered from a Taliban stronghold near Kandahar.

Members of K Company 42 Commando

Members of K Company 42 Commando during a joint operation with Task Force Kandahar (Canadian), north of Kandahar City
[Picture: MOD]

Operation Shahi Tandar (Royal Storm) took place north of Kandahar City on 7-9 January 2009. It was conducted by Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) supported by British troops from 42 Commando Group Royal Marines and 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

Under cover of darkness, the helicopter assault was launched on the isolated Taliban stronghold in the early hours of the morning on 7 January 2009 by members of K Company, 42 Commando Group, supporting a Canadian Recce Squadron from Task Force Kandahar.

While the Royal Marines attacked from the air, before sweeping through the area on foot, securing and checking compounds and farm buildings, the 3rd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group pushed in from the ground, on foot and in armoured vehicles...

Go here to see what else happened!

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