Afghan Army capture suspected insurgents in Helmand
A Military Operations news article
21 May 10
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers showed their increasing capability to operate independently when 2-3-215 Kandak recently planned and executed two highly successful raids in the Sangin Valley to apprehend eight suspected Taliban insurgents.
40 Commando Battle Group and the Brigade Advisory Group from 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (1 SCOTS) are working closely with the Kandak.
The Advisory Group's Second-in-Command, Captain Ruaraidh Stewart, said:
"This is one of the strongest operations we [the Advisory Group] have seen the Kandak plan and conduct."
He was quick to point out that there was no requirement for the 1 SCOTS Advisory Group to participate in either of the arrest operations. He said:
"Our presence was purely for back-up, which was not needed."
Military intelligence indicated the insurgents were working for the lead Taliban insurgent co-ordinator in Sangin's southern Green Zone area.
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