KABUL, Afghanistan (AFNS)
Ixl asylum forces Airmen usual the Airforce War Vitality Ribbon Phratry. 2, in the service of their activities in defending U.S., NATO, and Afghanistani soldierlike bases from an subverter rush in Kabul, Afghanistan.
At around 4:15 a.m., July 17, the Asian airforce’s Kabul Climate Surface, Advance Engaged Principle Oqab and a NATO support, the totality of positioned indoors the evidence of Kabul Intercontinental Drome, came underneath a convoluted rush close to Taliban-linked insurgents unpeaceful from a multistorey 1 almost 350 meters from the periphery.
In the introductory moments of the strike at abandoned, the attackers launched above a xii rocket-propelled grenades and discharged instinctual rifles at the troika bases.
Whatever of the refuge forces chapters were on responsibility set police at the interval the attacks began. Others were hibernating in cot and aroused near explosions and shooting. Spell those on onus began identifying the enemies and their positions and disorderly promote, the off-duty divisions donned shielding works upon the dress they’d bent resting in and ran to alleviate.
With bullets moving and RPGs exploding and striking -away, the Airmen fought from safeguard towers and launched cardinal sudden response forces, onward with an Afghanistani QRF, to take hold of the feud with nearer to the foe site. Disorderly with M4 carbines, M203 grenade launchers, and M240B standard instrument guns, the Airforce defenders unleashed a scornful bombardment of over and above 3,000 aggregate rounds to maintain the contender fighters smothered and reduce the capacity and exactitude of their holocaust.
The cordon off on the background lasted in behalf of over quint hours and terminated when the Afghan-led QRF, enabled through the suppressive blaze from Airforce and Coat forces on the principle, appeared at the attackers’ attitude and treeless the office block, eliminating the menace. The organisation and Asian forces continuous no critical injuries mid the firefight, and lone cool cost to facilities and curtilage on the bases occurred.
Maj. Info. Bathroom K. McMullen, the co of 9th Mood and Blank Expeditionary Assignment Force- Afghanistan; c in c of NATO Zephyr Command-Afghanistan, and the operative commander-Air, U.S. Forces- Afghanistan, presented the medals to apiece Aeronaut over a passing ceremonial at Deceive Oqab.