Danish Minesweeper Firefight And Compound Raid In Afghanistan

first published on May 10, 2020 by

Footage from Operation Enduring Freedom shows a Danish minesweeper team breach and search a compound while under enemy fire. The camera is mounted on the squads mine sweeper.

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From the video we can see and hear the minesweeper’s teammates giving him suppressing fire while his duty obligates him to cross open danger areas and clear them at a slow pace, presenting himself as a very tasty target for the enemy.

Even while under direct enemy fire, the minesweeper and his unit must maintain discipline and restrain the impulse to haphazardly sprint for cover, which would put the entire platoon at risk for landmines and improvised booby traps.