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Afghan Army step up in the fight against IEDs

July 9, 2012

Afghan National Army warriors are taking the lead role in the battle against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Report by Richard Long.

Afghan soldiers

Afghan warriors have actively embraced the challenge to create their very own counter-IED capability. Picture: Graeme Main, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

The Taliban’s weapon of choice throughout the campaign in Helmand province has been the improvised explosive device. Claiming scores of lives and responsible for countless injuries, the lethal bombs have been the scourge of UK Armed Forces personnel.

While British forces have developed an impressive arsenal of vehicles, kit and ground techniques to counter this threat, the roadside risk could pose a significant problem for the Afghan National Army (ANA) as they move towards transition in 2014.

With ISAF troops withdrawing from the country, it is the homegrown forces that will be charged with rendering these devices safe in as little as 18 months’ time.

Continues at: – Afghan Army step up in the fight against IEDs

The original report features in the July 2012 issue of Soldier – magazine of the British Army, and is reproduced on the MOD website at the above link.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeri Milici Mork permalink
    July 10, 2012 09:32

    Wonderful to see the Afghan army learning to take charge!

  2. hectoranibal permalink
    July 10, 2012 14:59

    que bueno que el ejercito afgano pueda desarrollar solo esta tarea, eso da una pauta de que ya pueden operar solos ,y las tropas de la isaf ,volver a casa.
    saludos a todos ,hectoranibal

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