U.S. Forces that usually are accompanied by their Afghan counterparts, operate alone on this night. The platoon sets out on a moonless night to patrol a nearby village where Taliban gunmen are known to lurk.
An insider attack that killed two U.S. officers just a day earlier in a nearby province prompts forces at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Connolly to take extra precautions. Because of the threat of follow-up attacks, patrols with Afghan soldiers and police are temporarily suspended.
Operating alone, troops approach a high-walled compound and halt. Through their interpreter, they alert anyone inside that U.S. forces are in their midst. Moments later, gunfire erupts from the compound. Hundreds of rounds are fired from both sides and several grenades tossed. No one is killed or wounded.
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U.S. Forces that usually are accompanied by their Afghan counterparts, operate alone on this…
by Tactical-Life / Jul 1, 2013