Operation Champion Sword

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Operation Champion Sword
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Soldier in Champion Sword.jpeg
A soldier on patrol in Afghanistan as part of the operation
Date28 July 2009 – 5 August 2009
LocationKhost Province, Afghanistan
  • Improvement of security in region
  • Capture of 14 militants and bomb-makers
  • Improvement of security before Afghan Election

 United States


Afghanistan Taliban insurgents,
Flag of Jihad.svg al-Qaeda

Other allied groups
Commanders and leaders
United StatesStanley A. McChrystal
United StatesRobert L. Caslen Jr.
AfghanistanMohammed Omar
Flag of Jihad.svg Osama bin Laden

Operation Champion Sword was a joint military operation by the forces of the United States and Afghanistan as part of an International Security Assistance Force against the Taliban and allies. Lasting for a week, the operation resulted in the capture of 14 militants and homemade bomb-makers, as well as improving the general security of Khost Province.[1] The operation targeted safe havens and terrorist hideouts in the Sabari and Tere Zayi districts of Khost province.[2]