10 May. 2008

PR# 2008-186

ISAF Marines
continue to gain ground in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan – ISAF Marines continue to experience success in Garmsir district, Helmand province, since they first launched their operation Apr. 28.

The 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) has discovered and destroyed several fortified enemy positions and nine weapons caches containing variations of mines, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and IED-making materials. They have also identified and control-detonated four improvised explosive devices.

“The insurgents are finding that every time they engage with the Marines, they lose,” Colonel Peter Petronzio, 24th MEU commander. “The Marines are gaining ground every day and securing more of the routes through the district. The support we have received from our allied partners has contributed to our many successes thus far.”

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/