February 25, 2011

ISAF NEWS - 25 FEB 2011

Joint Security Academy Southwest Graduates 20 ABP, ANA Members - KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 25) Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Army soldiers graduated from the Joint Security Academy Southwest administration course in Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Feb. 24.

ISAF Builds Relationships with Afghans in Marjah - KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 25) Afghans and Marines from 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment came together for a shura in Marjah district, Helmand province, Feb. 12.

Afghan Ministry of Interior Officials Visit Coordination Center - KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 25, 2011) Members of the National Police Coordination Center visited the Operational Coordination Center East, or OCCR-East at Forward Operating Base Lightning Feb. 22 in an effort to build relationships and increase coordination between regional and national security agencies.

Mobile Training Team Brings Localized Training to Herat - KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 25, 2011) A mobile training team is teaching their first three-week train the instructor course at Camp Zafar, Herat province, which is scheduled to graduate March 9.

Afghan Villagers, Coalition Soldiers Volley for Peace - KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 25, 2011) Coalition soldiers based at Task Force Duke, Khost province, are hoping that a Feb. 21 volleyball game in the town of Sarobi in Saberi district, might go a long way in bringing peace to a country that's known mostly violence and lawlessness over the last 30 years.

ISAF Joint Command Morning Operational Update, Feb. 25, 2011 - KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 25, 2011) Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Forces targeted a Taliban leader responsible for orchestrating large scale suicide attacks throughout southern Afghanistan and detained several suspected insurgents during a security operation in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, yesterday.

ISAF Provides Counter-IED Training to Afghan, Coalition Troops - KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 24, 2011) Troops from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 provided counter improvised explosive device training to Norwegian soldiers in Maimanah, Faryab province, Feb. 12.

Gen. Petraeus Calls for Investigation - KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 24) Based on the information included in today's Rolling Stone article, Gen David Petraeus, Commander of US Forces-Afghanistan, is preparing to order an investigation to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the issue.

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