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Insurgents Targeted with Precision Airstrikes in Barg-e Matal


ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan

For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 31) - ISAF supported Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) operations in Nuristan Province by delivering precision-guided airstrikes on known insurgent locations near Barg-e Matal early Monday.

 The airstrikes were requested by local officials and ANSF commanders. Extreme care was given to validating the targets, which were under surveillance for an extended period of time.

 The operation was launched in response to significant insurgent activity in the area during the previous week. The precision strikes were designed to degrade enemy positions, command and control, and staging/caches sites in the area.