Afghan Commandos Defeat Taliban in Faryab

Afghan Commandos identify Taliban enemy positions and prepare to fire a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) during offensive operations in Kohistan district, Faryab province, Afghanistan, August 24, 2018. (Courtesy Photo: ANASOC Public Affairs/Lt. Col. Qayoom Nuristani)
28 Aug 2018

By: Master Sgt. Felix Figeroa, NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan Public Affairs

FARYAB PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Commandos from 5th Special Operations Kandak (SOK) and National Mission Brigade (NMB) recaptured Kohistan district center from Taliban after completing offensive operations in Faryab province, August 24.

"This mission was not carried out by ANASOC [Army National Special Operations Command] Commandos alone,” said Afghan Lt. Col. Qayoom Nuristani, Afghan National Special Operations Command spokesman. "Afghan National Army [ANA], Afghan Local Police [ALP], Afghan Special Mission Wing [SMW], and U.S. Special Forces assisted in this joint operation.”

The ability of Afghan forces from different commands to collaborate together and decisively defeat the Taliban in a contested district center demonstrates their growing capacity that promotes further security and stabilization in the region.

Established in 2015, Resolute Support (RS) is a NATO-led, non-combat mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), who assumed nationwide responsibility for Afghanistan’s security following the conclusion of the previous NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission.  Its purpose is to help the Afghan security forces and institutions develop the capacity to defend Afghanistan and protect its citizens in a sustainable manner.

 

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