Afghan Army Capture Insurgent Weapons Cache
ANA capture insurgent weapons cache
Afghan National Army Soldiers, with Coalition forces in an advising role, captured an insurgent weapons cache in the mountains of Khusf in Herat Province Dec. 6.
The ANA, acting on credible information, followed leads to insurgent weapons caches at two different sites in a narrow ravine. ANA soldiers climbed 200 meters up a sheer rock face, then down into the ravine to discover 19-107 mm rounds stacked inside. They also searched a large cave in the ravine where they located an additional 16-107 mm rounds.
"At significant risk to themselves, ANA personnel negotiated a major obstacle in mountainous terrain to gain access to two weapons caches," said a Coalition Soldier. "The ANA troops displayed great courage in their successful effort to deny the insurgents access to critical supplies."