RELEASE NUMBER: 100930-01
DATE POSTED: SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
CDO, USSF kill 31 insurgents in Laghman
LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Courtesy of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan Media Operations Center, Sept. 30, 2010) – Soldiers from the 2nd Company, 1st Commando Kandak, advised by U.S. Special Forces, killed 31 insurgents during a cache clearing operation in Masamute Bala village, Laghman province Sept. 24.
The operation also included elements from 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Iron Gray, the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police.
In total, the operation succeeded in clearing more than 40 insurgents from the village, along with improvised explosive device making material and ten pounds of opium.
“This combined action operation demonstrated the Commandos’ ability to very effectively support a large scale combat operation,” said Lt. Col. Donald Lovelace, Special Operations Task Force – East commander.