U.S. Army Soldiers with 1st platoon, C co 1-75 RSTA, 2BCT, 101st ABN Division Helmet Cam Combat Footage: Intense Return Fire Against Taliban Fighters.
Footage shot during Operation Dragon Strike (2010).
Operation Dragon Strike was a NATO counter-insurgent mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, against Taliban forces, which started on September 15, 2010.
The aim of the operation was to reclaim the strategic southern province of Kandahar, which was the birthplace of the Taliban movement. The area where the operation took place has been dubbed “The Heart of Darkness” by Coalition troops.
The main force leading the operation were units from the 101st Airborne Division. Some of the heaviest of the fighting during the operation had been in the Zhari District, which is on the main highway to Kandahar and a major insurgent supply route into the city, the Arghandab District and the Panjwaye District.
By the end of December 2010, the operation’s main objectives had been accomplished. The majority of Taliban forces in Kandahar had withdrawn from the province, and much of their leadership was said to have been fractured.
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A few words from the author:
This was in 2010 as well involving same unit. and in Zhari District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The taliban assaulted our position at this compound we had been occupying during a week long operation. Once they attacked, we reacted in a defensive posture combating the attack.
PART 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G88r0G3eQJs
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