25 Mar 2007

PR# 2007-230

ANA Chief of General Staff visits Regional Command South to receive Op ACHILLES update

Kandahar, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army Chief of General Staff, General Bismullah Khan and Lieutenant General Karimi, Chief of Operations, ANA, receive an update on Operation Achilles from Major General Ton van Loon, Commander of Regional Command South yesterday.

During the meeting, the two commanders discussed the status of the stabilization operation thus far and future plans.

At the briefing, Maj Gen van Loon outlined the importance of avoiding collateral damage and provided an example where ISAF and ANA troops showed restraint against the Taliban when they ran into a school for cover.

General Khan also used the occasion to thank Regional Command South for helping the people of Uruzgan during last week’s flooding crisis in Deh Rawod.

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