Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Aussie SF Troops Build Up Prior to Push to Kandahar

"Australian special forces have begun ramping up their presence in Kandahar ahead of a major NATO-led push to oust Taliban insurgents from the key southern province.

The increasing troop numbers was confirmed today in a briefing by Defence head Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who said the offensive would involve Australian special forces, Chinook transport helicopters and possibly Afghan National Army kandaks (battalions) mentored by Australian forces."
Read more in "Aussie troops build presence in Kandahar ahead of NATO push", The Australian, May 17, 2010.

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