Photos by Cpl. Colby Brown
BAGHLAN PROVINCE – An Afghan-led security op resulted in the death of an insurgent cmdr., and the detainment of several others in Dahanah-ye Ghori district, June 17.
When Afghan forces arrived to the site, the individual pointed an AK-47 toward them, and was killed. The Afghan force then detained 4 men associated with him.
Following the detention, the Afghan force requested the presence of a CF. The combined forces conducted clearing ops, which resulted in the recovery of wires, weight scales, dismantled cell phones, a voltmeter, other IED materials, and various reading material.
The combined force also discovered 882-lbs (400 kilograms) of ammonium phosphate, a common fertilizer; however, there were no farms in the area.
URUZGAN PROVINCE -- A combined Afghan and CF discovered a weapons cache in Shahid-e Hasas district, June 18, consisting of 16 RPGs.
GHAZNI PROVINCE -- A combined Afghan and CF patrol seized a number of IEDs during an op in Ghazni district, June 17. The combined force seized 11 IEDs for a weight total of 728-lbs (330 kgs) of explosives.
Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan
Photos by Pfc. Courtney Russell
“When we first arrived in Iraq, it surprised me when the kids asked for pens and pencils instead of candy or toys,” said Sgt. Dustin Taylor, a scout. The children, shy at first, were soon gathering around the Soldiers and asking to get their pictures taken. “It's great to see their faces light up when we pass out the schoolbags,” said 1st. Lt. Christopher Garlick, an armor officer. “It's such a great feeling.”This humanitarian mission provided the IFP with a chance to positively interact with local residents, which is one step toward building a stronger relationship between the IFP and those in the neighborhood.
Army photos by Spc. Rachael Sullivan