01 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-003

ANA, ISAF help people in Paktika in their struggle against winter

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – On Thursday in the villages of Saturi and Khanjakay, Paktika province, Afghan National Army (ANA) troops and ISAF engineers delivered winter supplies to villagers.

ANA 2-203 Kandak and ISAF Task Force Eagle soldiers donated cold weather clothing, food and other supplies to the grateful local population. They also donated crayons, pencils and toys to the children.

“You won’t see the Taliban helping citizens in this way,” said Maj. Matt Hackathorn, spokesman for Regional Command South. “The legitimate government of Afghanistan works to improve conditions for the people, while the Taliban only rob, murder and destroy.”

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