20 Jun 2007

PR# 2007-453

Afghan forces secure Mianeshin district center

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan forces, with the assistance of ISAF, have re-occupied Mianeshin district center without resistance.

“There has been some considerable misreporting about operations in and around Mianeshin in recent days,” said Lt. Col. Mike Smith, Regional Command South spokesman. 

“Mianeshin is an isolated settlement in the northern region of Kandahar province, which consists of two buildings within a single compound wall.  To describe it as a significant military objective is inappropriate and misleading,” Smith said.  

“Afghan forces temporarily withdrew from the area.  They have since reoccupied the compound without firing a shot,” Smith added.

No civilians were injured in the operation to re-secure the area.

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