ISAF Video Archive 2007



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Brigadier General Votel, Deputy Commander, Regional Command (East)

During this Q&A session, the following issues were raised: ISAF force levels and possible shortfalls; status of progress with the building up of Afghan National Security Forces;  current operational situation, including at the borders with Pakistan; ISAF's role in counter-narcotics; and the role of PRTs in reconstruction and development.

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Afghanistan stories: On mission in Garmsir

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip shows images of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters on mission in Garmsir.


For more information and additional footage, please contact:
www.defencenewsimagery.mod.uk

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ISAF Press Conference

Brigadier General Azimi (Spokesman, Afghan Ministry of Defence) and Brigadier General Branco (ISAF Spokesman) brief the Afghan and international media on the Afghan National Army's operation in Musa Qala.

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ISAF Press Conference

MOD/ISAF press conference held Thursday (Dec 13) in Kabul.  The brief provided media operational updates. Spokespersons were:

Gen Mohammad Zahir Azimi, Afghanistan MOD spokesperson
Brig Gen Carlos Branco, ISAF spokesman
Mr. Mashal, NC3 spokesperson


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Major General Champoux, Deputy Commander Security, ISAF

During this Q&A session the following issues were raised: Operation Mar Karardad in Musa Qala, including post-operational measures; status with training of Afghan National Security Forces; reconcilation process; Pakistan-Afghanistan border security; and the question of multi-ethinicity within the Afghan Army.

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Afghanistan stories: Khost Clinic

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip shows images of the US Provincial Reconstruction Team in Khost, performing a medical assessment at a local clinic.


For more information and additional footage, please contact:
DVIDS, Digital Video & Imagery Distribution System, www.dvidshub.net

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ISAF Press Conference

General Azimi (Spokesperson, Afghanistan Ministry of Defence), Mr. Mashal (Spokesperson, NC3), and Brigadier General Branco (ISAF spokesman), brief the Afghan and international media on the current situation in Afghanistan.

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ISAF Press Conference

General Azimi (Spokeman, Afghan Ministry of Defence), Mr. Mashal (Spokesman, NC3) and General Branco (ISAF Spokesman) brief the Afghan and international media on the current situation in Afghanistan.

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ISAF Press Conference

Brigadier General Branco, ISAF Spokesman, and Mr. Nicholas Lunt, SCR spokesman, brief the Afghan and international media on the current situation in Afghanistan.

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Afghan stories: Securing the sky

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip shows images from the French ISAF contingent’s fighter pilots based in Kandahar, as they prepare for mission. (French spoken)


For more information and additional footage, please contact:
Republique française - Ministère de la Défense
Web site: http://www.defense.gouv.fr/ema

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Afghan stories: Irrigation work

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip shows images from the latest phase of Operation Lastay Kulang, in the province of Helmand.


For more information and additional footage, please contact:
UK Ministry of Defence
Web site: www.defencenewsimagery.mod.uk

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Romanian Minister of Defense

Talks to a Romanian reporter about his visit to Kabul. The interview is conducted in Romanian.

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ISAF Press Conference

In a joint press conference, Brigadier General Branco (ISAF Spokesman), General Azimi (Afghanistan Ministry of Defence Spokesman) and Zemerai Bashary (Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Spokesman) brief the Afghan and international media on the current situation in Afghanistan.

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videoNovember top top


Major General Robison, Deputy Commander, Stability

During this Q&A session, the following issues were raised: Provincial Reconstruction Teams' (PRT) concept, role and structure; coordination / cooperation with local authorities, contractors, international organisations and non-governmental organisations; question of alternative livelihoods; status of the ISAF Post-Operations Humanitarian Relief Fund (POHRF); and status of major R&D projects, including the Ring Road and Kajaki Dam.

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ISAF Press Conference

Brigadier General Branco, ISAF Spokesman, briefs the Afghan and international media on the current situation in Afghanistan.

 

 

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Dressed in a burqa

Courtesy Dutch MOD

Insurgents identified by ISAF dress in Burqas and mingle with children to avoid detection. More...


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Child at the doorstep

Courtesy Dutch MOD

Dutch Apaches track insurgents following an engagement with ISAF forces. A number of armed men enter a building, reportedly to coordinate a fresh attack.

This clip shows how a suspect enters a house after placing a child at the doorstep, likely as a human shield. More...

 

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Children at the doorstep

Courtesy Dutch MOD

Continuation of clip titled 'Child at the doorstep'

Multiple suspects convene in a house. Here too children are placed at the dwelling’s entrance. The children wait outside until the suspects have left the building. More...

 

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Weapons found

Courtesy Dutch MOD

Two Apache helicopters each follow a group of people as requested by ISAF ground troops. This clip shows how the two groups come together. In the twenty-seventh (27) second of this clip, one of the suspects lifts his arm, uncovering his weapon to the Apache crew.
During this clip, the communication between the two Apache commanders is audible.
These images show the challenge of tracking armed insurgents who deliberately attempt to blend in with the civilian population. More...

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Afghan stories: Mentoring Afghan contractors

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF.) The following clip shows a Quality Control Team from the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team, mentoring Afghan contractors.


For more information and additional footage, please contact:
DVIDS, Digital Video & Imagery Distribution System

Web site: http://www.dvidshub.net

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BG Pedersen, Director, Directorate for ANA Training and Equipment Support

During this Q&A session, the following issues were raised: DATES' role and responsibilities; training content, including language, doctrinal, tactical and C-IED training; equipment donation and requirements; and Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams (OMLTs): status and way ahead.

 

 

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ISAF Press Conference

Brigadier General Branco, ISAF Spokesman, briefs the Afghan and international media on the current situation in Afghanistan.

 

 

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Afghan stories: Danish tanks arrive in Afghanistan

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip shows the logistics and procedures involved in deploying a Danish tank platoon to Afghanistan.

 

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
Royal Danish Defence Media Centre
Web site: http://www.forsvarskanalen.dk

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Interview with Brigadier General Joseph L. Votel

During this Q&A session, Brigadier General Joseph L. Votel provided some insight on the actual situation within RC(E), especially on operations, reconstruction and development, and governance.

 

 

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ISAF Press Conference

Brigadier General Branco, ISAF Spokesman, briefs the Afghan and international media on the current situation in Afghanistan.

 

 

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ISAF Press Conference

Brigadier General Branco, ISAF Spokesman, briefs the Afghan and international media on the current situation in Afghanistan.

 

 

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Science for Peace and Security Programme: Virtual Silk Highway in Afghanistan

The short video outlines some of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS) activities in Afghanistan, made possible via the Virtual Silk Highway Project. More...

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Afghan stories: The 208 Field hospital

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip from the British Armed Forces shows causalities being airlifted to safety and treated at the 208 Field hospital which is currently operating in Helmand Province.

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
The British Army News team, Media Operations and Communication

Web site: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/index.htm

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videoOctober top top


ISAF Press Conference

Brig.Gen. C. Branco, ISAF spokesman, Honorable Arsala Jamal, Governor Khost province, CDR Dave Adams, PRT Khost Commander, and Lt.Col. Scott Custer, Maneuver Battalion Commander, brief the Afghan and international media on the security and R&D situation in Khost province.

 

 

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ISAF Press Conference

Major Anthony, ISAF spokesman, briefs the Afghan and international media on the present situation in Afghanistan.

 

 

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Afghan stories: Tachakor - providing a visible presence

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip from the French Ministry of Defence presents the work of the French contingent, its daily routine and the close interaction it has with the local community and its leaders.

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
Republique française - Ministère de la Défense

Web site: http://www.defense.gouv.fr/dicod

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ISAF Press Conference

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Major Anthony, ISAF spokesman, briefs the Afghan and international media on the present situation in Afghanistan.

 

 

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Afghan stories: Operation Bataka - building bridges under fire

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF).  The following clip from the British Armed Forces shows British and Afghan troops in a joint effort during operation Bataka in Garmsir, Helmand Province, where under combat conditions they managed to construct a bridge in an area previously held by the Taliban. 

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
The British Army Newsteam, Media Operations and Communication

Web site: http://www.army.mod.uk/news/index.htm

Material filmed on 19 June 2007.

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NATO’s assistance to training of the Afghan National Army and Police

Outlines some of ISAF’s efforts to support the Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP), including the country’s new Border and Airport Police. More...

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ISAF Briefing

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Major Anthony, ISAF spokesman, briefs the Afghan and international media following the suicide bombing in Spin Boldak, Kandahar province, and in response to recent declarations by the Taleban.

 

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Interview with Major General Kasdorf (Chief of Staff)

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During this Q&A session, the following issues were raised: current security situation in Afghanistan and ongoing ISAF operations, including Operation PAMIR; the resuming of executions in Afghanistan and implications for ISAF; state of cooperation with other International Organisations and NGOs; and cooperation with Pakistan.

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ISAF Press Conference

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Mr. Z. Bashary, Spokesman, Afghan Ministry of Interior, and Major C. Anthony, ISAF Spokesman, brief the Afghan and the international media on the present situation in Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan stories: Demining

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip shows French troops, demining in Afghanistan

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
Republique française - Ministère de la Défense

Web site: http://www.defense.gouv.fr/dicod

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Interview with Brigadier General Pavel Macko, Director, Combined Joint Operations Centre (HQ ISAF)

During this Q&A session, the following issues were raised: Framework Operations Now Ruz and Pamir; ISAF capability shortfalls; coordination between NATO-ISAF and Operation Enduring Freedom; the recent terrorist attacks in Kabul; and measures taken by NATO-ISAF to minimise civilian casualties.

video: .wmv/68.605Kb Transcript

videoSeptember top top


ISAF Press Conference

Major General B. Kasdorf, ISAF Chief of Staff, and General R. R. Henault, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, brief the Afghan and international media on the present situation in Afghanistan.

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NATO providing assistance for the education of Afghan women

The brief video highlights how NATO continues to provide support for the education sector in Afghanistan. More...

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Interview with Brigadier General Lafontaine (CJ5)

During this Q&A session, the following issues were raised: the rescue operation leading to the release of Italian soldiers in Farah; other ongoing operations in Afghanistan; status of ANA and ANP training; and ISAF capability shortfalls.

 

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Interview with Brigadier General Ryszard Wisniewski, Deputy Director, NATO Joint Force Training Center

During this Q&A session, the following issues were raised: role of the Joint Force Training Center in ANA training; ANA training requirements, with special emphasis on language skills; ANA equipment shortfalls and NATO equipment donation mechanisms.

 

Video: .wmv/92.86MbTranscript

ISAF Press Conference

Lt.Col. David Woods (ISAF), Col. Mohammud Esrar Aqdas (Afghan Ministry of Defence), and Coll. Abdul Wahab Jaji (Afghan Ministry of Interior) brief the Afghan and international media on Operation Khyber, a NATO operation in Afghanistan.

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NATO Afghanistan commander, senior representative brief press

General Dan McNeill, Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, Ambassador Daan Everts, NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, and James Appathurai, NATO Spokesman, briefed the press on the situation in Afghanistan. More...

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ISAF Press Conference

Maj. Charles Anthony, ISAF spokesman, and Mr. Nick Lunt, SCR spokesman, brief the Afghan and international media on NATO's ongoing operation in Afghanistan.

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UN representative briefs NATO on Afghan drugs issue

Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime visited NATO HQ on 5 September to discuss with NATO decision-makers the issue of opium production in Afghanistan. More...

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videoAugust top top


Interview with Maj. Gen. Battisti (IT) - Deputy Chief of Staff Support

During this Q&A session the following issues were raised: ISAF logistic activities in-theatre, including support to PRTs; other logistic challenges in the country, more particularly with regard to lines of communications; the question of transit of supplies from Pakistan to Afghanistan and the broader question of force protection for suppliers to the ISAF forces.

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Interview with Brig. Gen. Macor (IT) - Commander Regional Command West

During this Q & A session, issues raised included: the security situation in Afghanistan and in Regional Command West in particular; the question of civilian casualties; the interception of Iranian-marked weapons; and the question of suicide attacks.

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Video highlights five years of change in Afghanistan

A brief video highlights some of the changes in education, reconstruction and economic development in Afghanistan over the past five years. More...

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ISAF Press Conference

Brief the media in Afghanistan on International Security Assistance Force operations in country. The panel members then answer questions from the media. This briefing is in English and Dari/Pashtu.

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videoJuly top top


Interview with Brig. Gen. Ferron (CA) - CJ2 (Intelligence)

During this Q&A session, issues raised included: the current regional geopolitical situation; the status of cooperation with the Afghan Authorities, notably in the field of intelligence; a threat assessment of the present situation in Afghanistan....

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Afghanistan stories: Afghanistan - a land of contrasts

NATO is pleased to offer clips from imagery available from countries contributing to NATO's Afghanistan mission (ISAF). The following clip, from the Romanian Forces shows soldiers provinding assistance and health care to the local population in Eraze Kalay, south of Kandahar. They provided health care to more than 100 and distributed food and water supplies to hundreds of people in the village.

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
Ministerul Apãrãrii, Direcþia Informare ºi Relaþii Publice,
Str Izvor nr. 13-15, Bucharest,Romania.

Email: presamapn@mapn.ro / presamapn@yahoo.com
Web site: http://www.presamil.ro

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Afghanistan stories: Reconstruction

Dutch soldiers assisting the local population in the building of a school and a bridge in Chora, the province of Uruzgan, Afghanistan.

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
Audiovisuele Dienst Defensie NL/NL MOD Audio-Visual Service avdd@mindef.nl

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Afghanistan stories: Operation Zahara

ISAF soldiers searching surrounding areas within the Zjarey district, west of Kandahar, in a joint Afghan National Army and Coalition security operation to remove Taliban forces from the area.

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
Canadian Forces Combat Camera http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/

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ISAF Press Conference

Brief the media in Afghanistan on International Security Assistance Force operations in country. The panel members then answer questions from the media. This briefing is in English and Dari/Pashtu.

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Interview with Major General F. Meulman (NL), Deputy Commander Air ISAF

In this Q&A session, a number of key Afghanistan-related issues were raised, including on ISAF air support operations, civil aviation in Kabul, aspects of the regional geopolitical situation...

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ISAF Press Conference

Briefing on International Security Assistance Force operations in Afghanistan. The panel members then answer questions from the media.

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videoJune top top


Afghanistan stories: Rebuilding schools


This clip, from the German army, describes a school project in Katachel, a village in the south of Kunduz province, where 300 girls are currently being educated.

For more information and additional footage, please contact:
Bundeswehr, Informations- und Medienzentrale, Alte Heerstraße 90, 53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany. www.bundeswehr.de/portal/a/bwde

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