first published on September 13, 2017 by Will
Scenes from the Battle of Doan show Australian Defense Forces in a several hour battle against Taliban insurgents in Uruzgan province. On 9 September 2011, Australians and their ANA counterparts were patrolling in the vicinity of Doan, a town known as the “Wild West” due to intense insurgent activity, when they came under enemy fire.
One of the Australian vehicles was disabled by an IED, which resulted in a single Australian being wounded. A MEDEVAC chopper was flown in and the troop was rushed to a combat support hospital.
The insurgents fortified themselves on a hilltop fighting position, and eventually a US airstrike dropped precision munitions on the enemy, ending the battle.