US, ANA cooperation snuffs extremist attack

By Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentJune 9, 2013

An Afghan National Army soldier tosses a fire extinguisher to a U.S. soldier during an extremist mortar attack on Combat Oupost Zerok, May 27, 2013. The attack started a fire at Zerok, which soldiers quickly brought under control. The ANA returned fire and cleared the enemy from the area while the U.S. called in air support. The ANA's 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps overwhelmed the enemy during Operation Zafar, a 10-day security patrol into Afghanistan's Nikeh District. The kandak cleared dozens of villages and brought security to the district with little assistance from American forces. U.S. forces from 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade accompanied the ANA to offer tactical advice and emergency assistance. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan National Army soldier tosses a fire extinguisher to a U.S. soldier during an extremist mortar attack on Combat Oupost Zerok, May 27, 2013. The attack started a fire at Zerok, which soldiers quickly brought under control. The ANA returned fire and cleared the enemy from the area while the U.S. called in air support. The ANA's 3rd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps overwhelmed the enemy during Operation Zafar, a 10-day security patrol into Afghanistan's Nikeh District. The kandak cleared dozens of villages and brought security to the district with little assistance from American forces. U.S. forces from 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade accompanied the ANA to offer tactical advice and emergency assistance. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED) (Photo Credit: Spc. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL