War in Afghanistan, Zhari District, Kandahar Province, 2010 – U.S. Soldiers come under fire from Taliban fighters during combat mission and react with an immediate hail of suppressing fire. Footage shot during Operation Dragon Strike (2010).
Operation Dragon Strike was a NATO counter-insurgent mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, against Taliban forces, which started on September 15, 2010.
The aim of the operation was to reclaim the strategic southern province of Kandahar, which was the birthplace of the Taliban movement. The area where the operation took place has been dubbed “The Heart of Darkness” by Coalition troops.
The main force leading the operation were units from the 101st Airborne Division. Some of the heaviest of the fighting during the operation had been in the Zhari District, which is on the main highway to Kandahar and a major insurgent supply route into the city, the Arghandab District and the Panjwaye District.
By the end of December 2010, the operation’s main objectives had been accomplished. The majority of Taliban forces in Kandahar had withdrawn from the province, and much of their leadership was said to have been fractured.
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►Footage Provided by Zach, 1st Platoon, C Company 1-75 RSTA, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
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