Increase in fighting in Uruzgan

6th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 April 2007 , AMSTERDAM – The number of fire-fights in the Afghan province of Uruzgan has risen slightly over the past ten days. This came out of an overview by the ministry of defence. By contrast, the preceding period had been relatively quiet.

6 April 2007


AMSTERDAM – The number of fire-fights in the Afghan province of Uruzgan has risen slightly over the past ten days. This came out of an overview by the ministry of defence. By contrast, the preceding period had been relatively quiet.

The fire-fights took place north of Tarin Kowt where Kamp Holland is situated. This was, according to a spokesperson, not in the tumultuous region of Puntjak, the front post of the patrol base, but a little north of that base. Exchange of fire also occurred in the quiet town of Deh Rawod, where the smallest Dutch base is located. A coalition unit including the Americans came under fire.  

Most hostile attacks were countered with air support from Dutch Apaches and F-16s. It is not yet known how many casualties were sustained by the enemy.

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