Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Afghan military strengthen bloc in Marjah as Moshtarak moves forward

Jerome Starkey at Camp Shorabak, Helmand & , : {}

Hundreds of Afghan military were scheming to strengthen infantry in Marjah last night as extreme fighting and the hazard of mines one after another to impede the coalitions advance.

Brigadier-General Larry Nicholson, the commander in chief in chief of US Marines in Afghanistan, pronounced he indispensable the military to free up his soldiers to quarrel the Taleban. What I cant means is for all the forces to be pinned down holding areas weve already taken, he said.

About twelve chosen recon Marines were forsaken at the behind of Taleban lines yesterday to harm mutinous sniper teams, as Nato voiced that ten Western soldiers had been killed, together with dual Britons. One of the dual British casualties was declared last night by the Ministry of Defence as Lieutenant Douglas Dalzell, from 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. He was killed on his 27th birthday.

Three Afghan soldiers have died, and Afghan officials explain some-more than a hundred Taleban have been killed during the week-long Operation Moshtarak dictated to seize carry out of the executive Helmand building from insurgents.

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Commanders in Marjah pronounced insurgents were skilful at anticipating gaps in their defences, generally where Nato or Afghan soldiers were spread out thin.

We need to cover the backs, pronounced Colonel Ghullam Dastagir. When we transparent an area [the Taleban] leave, but once they know weve put infantry there, they go behind to find gaps.

About 400 Afghan National Civil Order Police left Camp Shorabak in Helmand in a mile-long procession last night, streamer for one of the majority heavily mined tools of the country.

Nothing will give me some-more wish than fighting the Taleban, pronounced a man from an area north of Kabul. The military will be the initial ambience of municipal supervision that Marjahs 80,000 residents have had in years.

The Interior Minister, Hanif Atmar, pronounced that they would concentration on law coercion not fighting, but the locals, who have lived underneath Taleban order given 2007, are already heedful of their arrival.

We are happy with the army, pronounced an drug farmer, Sayed Wakhan, whose fields are ignored by a new coaliton oupost on the northern corner of Marjahs irrigation network. But we are not happy with the foreigners and were not happy with the military either.

Military planners are wakeful of their hostility. The people we have talked to here dont wish internal police, General Nicholson said. They wish inhabitant police.

The last time the supervision had a participation in Marjah, internal military were small some-more than uniformed militias, constant to their internal commander. They mostly enclosed thieves, drug addicts and paedophiles.

The alternative military are thieves, pronounced Najibullah, an Ancop look-out from Tora Bora in eastern Afghanistan, who was streamer out to Marjah. Ancop military are great people. They dont fume heroin. They dont even fume marijuana.

The policemen streamer to Marjah yesterday were awaiting to have to fight. But their commanders were assured they could win the await of the internal people, that Nato right away realises is the key to their victory.

Wherever in the twenty-nine provinces of Afghanistan that I have left so far, I regularly hold a shura with the people, pronounced Ancop Colonel Myra Mohammed. People await us.


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