Canadians Engage Taliban At Close Range During Battle Of Zharei

first published on September 6, 2016 by

Soldiers from the Canadian Army engage Taliban fighters with hand grenades and small arms during the battle of Zharei. Welcome to Kandahar.

In May of 2006, Soldiers from Canada, Afghanistan, Netherlands, The United Kingdom, and The United States, all took part part in a running gun battle with the Taliban in the districts of Zharei and Panjway. The Task Force was known as Task Force Orion, and they were responsible for clearing Panjwaii of Taliban forces.

After several weeks of intense fighting, where 37 firefights were reported, the area was deemed clear. NATO reported that close to 1,000 enemy fighters had been killed in action by the TF. Sixteen Canadian Soldiers and two American Soldiers were KIA, with another 50 wounded.

What you are about to watch is just a small excerpt of the intense fighting that happened during this battle.

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