More success during latest Uruzgan operation
03 May 2011
The Afghan National Army and their Australian mentors in Uruzgan continue to maintain pressure on insurgents with the discovery of 39 caches during an eleven-day operation known as Operation Tiger’s Avalanche.
Operation Tiger’s Avalanche, which commenced on Sunday 17 April 2011, aimed to clear insurgents from the Kamisan Valley region of northern Uruzgan.
Commanding Officer of Mentoring Task Force – Two, Lieutenant Colonel Darren Huxley, said the operation was planned by his partners in the Afghan National Army’s 4th Brigade.
“The success of the operation is a great credit to the officers and soldiers of the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade of the Afghan National Army,” Lieutenant Colonel Huxley said.
“The combined team of Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF partner forces has once again surprised the insurgents and struck them a blow in an area where they had thought themselves safe.”
During the operation, 39 caches were discovered including more than 2,400 rounds of ammunition, 33 Rocket Propelled Grenade warheads, 11 grenades, explosives, IED making components, 6 radios and opium resin....
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