ISAF Congratulates Afghan Police on Significant Chemical Find

 ISAF Congratulates Afghan Police on Significant Chemical Find

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 10, 2012) – The International Security Assistance Force congratulates Afghan border and customs police on their momentous  seizure of 16,000 kilograms of ammonium chloride in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province Wednesday.

3rd Kandak Afghan Border Police Zone 3 and Afghan Customs Police discovered the cache of 342 bags in a truck while conducting a dismounted patrol. No friendly force or civilian casualties or damage were reported during the seizure.

Ammonium chloride is commonly used as a precursor to produce illegal drugs, which are often sold to fund insurgent activities. The seizure exemplifies the increasing professional capability of Afghan forces in stopping potential insurgent activity and to provide security throughout Afghanistan.


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Qala I Naw, Afghanistan, 05 May 2012 – Today, at 09.00 am The Spanish Forces in Afghanistan (ASPFOR XXX), carried out a military parade for the imposition of the ISAF NATO medal “Non Article 5” to the military people present in the base “Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo”, headquarters of the Spanish Provincial Reconstruction Team (SP PRT) in the Afghan province of Badghis.

The ceremony was chaired by the chief of Spanish forces in Qala i Naw, Colonel Demetrio Muñoz Garcia.

The military parade began with the hoisting of the Spanish flag while the play of the national hymn and the reciting of the “Spanish Legion spirits”. Then it took place the reading of the medal formula and the imposition of the medals. The Colonel delivered an emotional speech, mentioning the well done work and encouraged all present there to continue this line of fine effort to the end.



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گزارشات تازه عملیاتی صبح هنگام قوماندانی مشترک آیساف

ولایت فاریاب بازداشت نمودند. رهبر مذکور، حملات ماین های کنار جاده، حملات انتحاری و سایر عملیات را در سرتاسر ولایت،  برعلیه  قوای افغان و قوای ائتلاف تنظیم مینمود. علاوه بر این، وی در مورد ارائه کمک مالی، هدایت و راهنمائی … Continue reading

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ISAF Commander, Gen. John R. Allen holds press conference in Tarin Kot

International Security Assistance Force commander Gen. John R. Allen takes questions from the
media during a press conference at Multi National Base Command-Tarin Kot. (Photo by
Corporal Hamish Paterson, 1st Joint Public Affairs, AUSDEF/Photo Released)

International Security Assistance Force commander Gen. John R. Allen answers questions from
the media during a press conference at Multi National Base Command- Tarin Kot, May 7.
During the conference, Gen Allen spoke about the recent U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership
and the successes of Afghan National Security Forces. (Photo by Corporal Hamish Paterson, 1st
Joint Public Affairs, AUSDEF/Photo Released)

Gen. John R. Allen, commander of International Security Assistance Forces, congratulates Staff
Sergeant Belak, a Slovakian soldier working with Combined Team Uruzgan, after presenting
him with an ISAF coin at Multi National Base Command-Tarin Kot, May 7. (Photo by Corporal
Hamish Paterson, 1st Joint Public Affairs, AUSDEF/Photo Released)

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TOA at Operations Coordination Center- Provincial FARAH


Farah, Afghanistan, 07 May 2012 – At today’s shift meeting at OCC-P (Operations Coordination Center-Provincial) Farah the transfer of authority (TOA) took place.  The US Army SFA 14 Team of Lonestar 2nd Brigate, 4th ID (Infantry Division), lead by OF2 Kottke, has been replaced by Italian Army OCC-P Farah Advisor Team I, lead by OF4 Giovanni De Maio (Signal Branch).


Though the words of  Mast Sergeant Lujan, who has been continuously “shona by shona” together with all the Officers, since last august, he felt that his time at the OCC-P was a rewarding experience to be able to come in and not only coach and mentor but to befriend and learn from the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). “I can say I worked with people very interested in. – continued MS Lujan – I have found over the time that the OCCP personnel was very receptive of the training that was given. Their willingness to learn has increased their ability as a functional coordination centre”.


The OCC Deputy Commander, LTC Ghoolam Farooq (ANP) addressed many thanks to the SFA 14 Team and gave a warm welcome to the new comers. He also reported that new Farah Governor, Khpalwak Mohammad Akram, visiting recently the Centre, had expressed his satisfaction for the organization set up and for the important duty of ISAF guys.


According to the SFA (Security Force Assistance) concept, the OCC-P functions as a provintial joint information coordination centre and activities will be directed toward the coordination of security operations. The agenda is full of coordinating meetings and effective activities. Since now the disposal of UXOs and IED making material get at same table ANSF and ISAF EOD team in order to coordinate exploitation, transfer and disposal of stuff gathered at Department of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG).

Task Force South Commander, who has tactical control (TACON) on the AT (Advisor Team), Cavalry OF5 Francesco D’Ianni, has previously emphasized mainly the importance of AT role to coordinate access to coalition capabilities such as joint fires, intelligence and medical evacuation – at the same time he asked to work with “buon senso” (common sense).


From Herat side, OF5 Antonio Coppola, Ita Army – Bersaglieri Troops, who has a primary role to fit in and transform former OMLT contingent into MATs and OCCATs, is sure Farah AT has all competences to perform a very proactive duty and whishes good work and luck to the seven advisor guys.


Senior AT, Giovanni De Maio, to thank for encouragement words, underlines to be very glad to have the opportunity to work with afghan people again and on the base of already showed trusted relationship, he is confident to manage the team on a very demanding job in full transition phase.

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