Recon Marines Use Fire and Maneuver to Repel Enemy Ambush
This is some of the more "intense" footage from a 3 hour long patrol in Upper Sangin Valley. The video begins just after Alpha Element is engaged in what turns out to be a small preliminary ambush.
A word about tactics:
The overwhelming majority of casualties in this area were from IED's. These were usually located in channelized areas between buildings and walls (where there was cover from gunfire). We stuck to open fields because it was easier to repel enemy fighters and treat gunshot wounds than it was to find IED's and treat blown off limbs.
*Side note: Names are muted for privacy, and aftermath footage was left out as a courtesy to both the viewers and the fallen (no Marine casualties).
I know Weve seen alot of these but I love this one !
A-10 warthog makes a gun run on confirmed Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
2 New Zealand Soldiers have been killed and 6 wounded in Afghanistan. Two soldiers from the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) were killed and another six were wounded, three with serious injuries. The Soldiers were rushing to the aid of local defence forces who were engaged in a battle with the taliban. The attack occurred yesterday morning in Do Abe, around 7pm New Zealand time, after an Afghan police unit moved to arrest an insurgent in the area, Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones said. "They were ambushed by insurgents and had two killed and seven injured. "They requested the help of our PRT to help stabilise the situation and help evacuate out the dead and wounded people," Jones said. The PRT sent patrols into the region, who assisted in putting suppressive fire down on where the insurgents remained in buildings. "Our patrols then moved to secure the area around it, and that's when we came under fire by a separate group of insurgents." Jones said the fatalities occurred within two to three minutes of fire. The announcement today brings the total number of New Zealand soldier fatalities in Afghanistan to seven. A very sad day for our Kiwi cousins, our thoughts are with you.
good montage of a few fire fights