Danger Close Airstrike By US and UK Troops

first published on February 7, 2016 by

A danger close airstrike in Now Zad, Afghanistan lands uncomfortably close to a combined arms U.S. and U.K. position. The double munition bombing run shakes the ground and showers the troops in dirt and dust.

In March 2008, a company of U.S. Marines was sent to Now Zad to reinforce British and Estonian forces. Upon their arrival they found themselves in direct fire combat multiple times a day. For six months the Marines battled alongside the Brits and the Estonians, and they were able to push the Taliban away from the district center, creating a buffer zone between ISAF and insurgent forces.

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