Capacity building entails training a large enough municipality staff, where advisers are no longer needed. Service delivery involves working with the city to design and create projects that deliver critical services such as waste mgt, household registration, and public sanitation. The final phase is the generation of revenue where the inhabitants are charged for services, and pay taxes to keep the city going; therefore making the city self sustainable. The KPRT also has projects to help improve the quality of life for Afghans in Kandahar City. Culverts are being built to help water drainage during the rainy season; schools are being upgraded to increase capacity; sidewalks are being repaired; the quality of ditches and roads are being improved; wells and clinics are being built to improve the overall health of Afghans in the city, and bridges are being built to improve transportation routes. Raval and his teammates work closely with the Kandahar Gov’s Office to ensure they're spreading the good word about projects under construction. “I’m just a very small cog in this huge wheel known as the U.S. Govt presence in Afghanistan,” Raval said. “It’s about working with your teammates – Afghan, military and other coalition countries to try and push forward some momentum that we’ve built upon in the past few months, in hopes that the progress we're building here is sustainable, and the end result is the Afghans will be able to stand on their own after 2014.”
The leader, who also supported the Taliban network, was responsible for planning attacks against the ANP. He also facilitated suicide bomb ops, and coordinated attacks against other ASF.
The Afghan-led SECFOR, following several tips, located the leader at a compound in the district. The leader attempted to disguise himself as a female by wearing a burka, which is an all-enveloping cloak worn by some Muslim women.
After questioning, the force was able to identify and detain the leader. Additionally, 2 of his associates were detained for further questioning. In the last 2 months there have been several instances of targeted males wearing burkas in attempts to disguise themselves, in order not to be caught by Afghan-led forces.
NIMROZ PROVINCE – More than 5 insurgents were killed during a combined Afghan and coalition security op, targeting a mid-level Taliban leader in Khash Rod district, June 27. During the op, several insurgents attempted to engage the SECFOR from elevated positions. An air weapons team engaged the insurgents, killing 3. The others were killed by the SECFOR on the ground.ZABUL PROVINCE -- A combined Afghan and coalition SECFOR detained several individuals with suspected Taliban ties during an overnight op in Qalat district, June 27. The Afghan-led force detained the individuals during a search for a Taliban facilitator, who procures and moves weapons for insurgents. KANDAHAR PROVINCE -- During a separate security search in Zharay district, a combined SECFOR detained one suspected insurgent, while searching for a Taliban facilitator. The facilitator is responsible for material and personnel movements in the district. ----- A combined Afghan and CF discovered a drugs cache in Panjwa’i district, June 28. The cache consisted of 992-lbs (450-kgs) of marijuana. During the op, RPG propellant and 3 chest rigs were also discovered.
HELMAND PROVINCE -- A combined Afghan and CF discovered 705-lbs (320 kgs) of wet opium in Washer district. The force also detained several individuals associated with the drugs.GHAZNI PROVINCE -- A combined Afghan and coalition SECFOR killed one insurgent and detained one during an overnight security op in Deh Yak district, June 27. The force was searching for a Taliban facilitator, responsible for supporting roadside and suicide bomb ops in the area. While searching for the facilitator, the force noticed one insurgent, armed with an AK-47 rifle, attempting to flee. After locating the man, an engagement ensued and the man was killed. The SECFOR detained one individual suspected of Taliban activity, for additional questioning. PAKTIKA PROVINCE -- A combined Afghan and coalition SECFOR captured a Haqqani network leader, and 2 suspected insurgents during a security op in Mata Khan district, June 27. The leader was responsible for roadside bomb and ambush attacks, targeting ASF in the district. The Afghan-led SECFOR targeted a compound in the district, based on info provided by citizens. Once identified, the leader and his assocs. were taken into custody for additional questioning.
Cpl. Kevin Dickinson, an MP assigned to HHC, 1st STB, 1st AATF, 1st ID, monitors traffic exiting COB Warrior, June 15, 2011. Dickinson works as an MP patrol supervisor, and a desk NCO. His job is to supervise patrols, make sure paperwork is complete in accordance with military standards, ensure MPs have everything they need for their shifts, and update logs with current events.
SGt Maurice George organizes his battery’s supply room.