18 May 2007

PR# 2007-379

Security operation recovers weapons in northern Helmand

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – ISAF forces recovered weapons and ammunition during a security operation in northern Helmand May 16.

“This was a successful operation which has demonstrated the resolve of ISAF forces operating in northern Helmand,” said British Army Lt. Col. Mike Smith, Regional Command South spokesman.

“Removing weapons from Taliban extremists leaves them less able to disrupt and endanger the lives of ordinary Afghans” Smith added.

ISAF soldiers recovered the material during an operation against a known Taliban extremist leader.  Officials believe the operation killed several Taliban extremists, while others fled.

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