Degrade & Defeat - Focus

Coalition: Aug. 22 actions in Afghanistan justified

Wednesday, 03 September 2008

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Intense enemy fire justified actions taken by Afghan and U.S. forces during an Aug. 22 engagement in which several civilians and more than 30 Taliban fighters were killed in western Afghanistan, a coalition investigation has concluded.
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Recent Degrade & Defeat

Marines deal blow to drug traffickers

AL ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq (Aug. 11, 2008) – The flow of drugs in southwest Al Anbar province was diminished, July 8, 2008, after a bust of more than 500 pounds of narcotics.
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Marines target oil smugglers, protect citizens

UM AL WAZZ, Iraq (Aug. 6, 2008) – Marines in western al-Anbar province are tracking down criminals who smuggle oil out of Iraq.
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Pentagon: Surge a success by any measure

WASHINGTON (June 24, 2008) — The surge in Iraq has been a success by any measure, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said.
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Coalition ships intercept drug vessels

BAHRAIN (July 15, 2008) — Coalition warships operating in the Gulf region seized 23 tons of narcotics.
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Citizen's tip leads to large weapons find

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (July 7, 2008) – Iraqi and Coalition soldiers acted on the tip and found numerous weapons near Baghdad.
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Colonel: Enemy neutralized in east Anbar

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2008) — The enemy in eastern Anbar province has been neutralized, the Coalition commander in the area said June 30.
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Attacks in Iraq down 80 percent from last year

WASHINGTON (June 25, 2008) — The number of attacks in Iraq has dropped from about 1,200 a week in June 2007 to about 200 a week now.
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Iraqi soldiers seize weapons in Sadr City

BAGHDAD (June 26, 2008) – Iraqi army soldiers seized numerous weapons caches June 25 in the Sadr City District of Baghdad.
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Civilian reports disrupt Kunar attacks

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 29, 2008) – Citizens of the Korengal valley came forward with information that lead to the disruption of an impending insurgent attack.
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