Friday, February 5, 2010

Operation Moshtarak

British, American and Afghanistan forces are now engaged in Operation Moshtarak, a major offensive against the Taliban. The battle is said to be the biggest since the war in Afghanistan began way back in 2001. The offensive involves 15,000 troops with British forces involved from the Grenadier Guards, the Royal Welsh Battle Group, the SAS and the SBS. The Afghanistan Army forces are said to be taking an equal role in the battle and it may be the overall aim of the offensive is more to hand over the war to the Afghanistan Army.

Each ISAF battle group will apparently be partnered up with an Afghan battle group during the "hold" parts of the offensive.

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