Operation Commando Fury
|Operation Commando Fury|
|Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)|
Afghan commandos secure a compound during Operation Commando Fury.
|Afghan National Army
Afghan National Police
|More than 30 commandos,
~30 army and police vehicles,
|Casualties and losses|
Events of the operation
At dawn on November 10, 2007, thirty commandos from the Afghan 3rd Company, 1st Commando Kandak conducted an air assault raid from five Coalition helicopters on a Taliban compound in Mollakheyl village. The commandos captured six insurgents inside of the compound. After securing the compound, the commandos were besieged by insurgents. Utilizing snipers and Coalition close air support, they were able to break out of the compound and continue the operation.
No Afghan, Coalition, or civilian casualties were reported, and the operation is considered a success because it broke the Taliban’s grip in the Tagab Valley.
- Chuck Simmins (24 November 2007). "Afghan Commandos return home victorious". Retrieved 16 May 2010.
- Combined Joint Task Force-82 Public Affairs (3 December 2007). "Elite Afghan force continues to neutralize Taliban". Retrieved 16 May 2010.
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