About ISAF SWE to german aid.
|May 5th, 2010||#1|
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ISAF SWE to german aid. info
When the swedes arrived at scene one of the german vehicles were already on fire and several others severely hit.
One german officer were sadly killed in the clash.
My sympathies to our fellow german soldiers on here.
As the company arrived on scene the attack were still ongoing and the swedes took up an aggressive posture and pressed the attackers back as to be able to relieve the battered germans and take back control over the area.
The Swedish company commander (Name edit, PERSEC) said in his report:
"The attack were well planned and coordinated and the fire were intense with overlapping fields of fire, we deemed it necessary to take up an aggressive posture to push the attackers back."
Swedish combat operations in the area were concluded last Thursday.
"We are the pilgrims, Master
We shall go always a little further,
it may be beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or glimmering sea..."
Last edited by KJ; May 5th, 2010 at 22:42.. Reason: Typo on the date.
|May 6th, 2010||#5|
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I blame soft touch/lack of firm to destroy attitude
^not great anyhow reminds me of 80's and muchajadin from being nearly wiped out, to end up victorious (only to loose to local Taliban again)
|May 6th, 2010||#6|
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Fine work by the swedes...
Too bad they did not arrive earlier - RIP to the fallen...
What units do they have operating in the Stan and how many?
Don't really hear to much about the other Scandinavian countries engaged down there, here in Denmark.
|May 6th, 2010||#7|
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ISAF is about 700 strong, mainly operating out of Camp Northern Lights up north.
There are also OEF and NIC forces.
C.O.M: Good observation I think it is one of two things..
Scenario 1. Taleban are reinforcing with foreign fighters from the northern republics.
They target the troops in the area they arrive.
Theese insurgents are seasoned fighters, true believers with experience in many cases from former jihad,s.
Scenario 2. The Taleban are trying to drive a wedge between the US and their allies in The Stan.
They are counting on the NATO and other allies to pull their troops if they encounter heavy losses. Happened before in Iraq where Spain pulled all their troops out after the Madrid bombings.
Worst case, a combination of the two.
Now there´s some dark thoughts on the subject..
KV: Same here.. The general public never hears about what denmark and norway does unless they take cassualties.
Some people in the service however travel alot between the bases and meet counterparts every now and again.
|May 7th, 2010||#10|
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Coalition forces out in the stix being coordinated against an organized and smart enemy, those guys in the mountains, have been doing it for awhile, and those foreign fighters in Iraq, although militarily, as far as survivability of corruption and organization they are no slouches!
Hats, Patrol caps and Berets and Kevlars off to the men and women of ISAF and the US Armed Services.