Skip to comments.American Special Forces Kill 170, Capture ISIS Capital in Afghanistan
Posted on 07/10/2018 6:19:54 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
American Special Forces Kill 170, Capture ISIS Capital in Afghanistan
During an operation in Deh Bala, an area in Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, American Green Berets worked with three Afghan commando companies to combat ISIS in the region. The US military has confirmed that, during the operation, approximately 170 terrorists were killed in the ISIS capital, and the area is no longer in the hands of terrorists.
The joint US-Afghan assault took place between April and was largely completed by early June. Around 600 Green Berets took part in the operation along with their Afghan counterparts. In the end, no allied casualties were reported.
This was one of the main green zones that did two things. One, it provided money, finance, logistics to ISIS and weve taken that away from them, said Lt. Col. Josh Thiel, a representative for the US First Special Forces Group.
Additionally, ISIS was using this as a site to prepare and move high-profile attacks on Kabul and Jalalabad.
ISIS forces had attempted to set up a local capital in the region. US Special Forces teams, operating out of a base near Gargari, supported Afghan commandos in fighting against the terrorists, ultimately putting a halt to their efforts.
Over several days of heavy fighting in June, 167 ISIS fighters were killed, and a significant amount of equipment was secured.
The US has been heavily involved in counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan along with NATO and Afghan forces.
Militants who claimed loyalty to the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), a local affiliate of the ISIS movement, originally began appearing in Nangarhar approximately four years ago.
Since that time, the group has garnered a reputation for brutality, including executions by beheading and explosion.
The Deh Bala militants were using illegal logging and talc mining to fund their operations, according to a report by the Daily Mail. They also exploited the local population to support their objectives.
Knock out ISIS, if the people of Afghanistan want Taliban, it is no longer up to us to stop them. We need a graceful way to pull out.
170:0 kill ratio
We started fighting in Afghanistan in 2001. Now 17 years later we capture a raghead capital. Ultimately we are not going to defeat the Islamists with our current strategy.
Gonna need a second term of Trump
After this operation we should declare victory and leave.
Hell, make him king or emperor or whatever suits him.
Kill them all
We should pull out, go back and smash them if we have to, then pull out. Repeat only as often as necessary.
“After this operation we should declare victory and leave. “
We should declare victory, leave, and then nuke it.
Pretty clear the ROE’s have been changed.
Say nothing about it
Say nothing about it
No one has ever tamed Afghanistan, though many have tried.
We will not tame Afghanistan no matter how long we are there.
Should never have gone in on the ground.
After 9/11, pound them from the air until nothing moves to teach them not to harbor terrorists.
Repeat as necessary.
Islam is not amenable to civilization.
We should stay out of Islamic countries.
POMPEO was just there.. “this is how we do it...”
17 years later and we are still whacking moles in mole land.
I was not in the Army so I don’t know but is it unusual to have that many Green Berets in one operation? I’ve never heard of a concentration this large of Green Berets.
Somewhere in a pilates class, Hillary is reading her Blackberry.
This is right around the area of Tora Bora, where bin Laden was holed up, just after we invaded Afghanistan - not far from the Khyber pass, South of the Jalabad/Peshawar road near the border with Pakistan.
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