Provincial Governor Mohammad Omar Shirzad leads the Deh Rafshan shura (meeting) on completion of Operation OMEED ATIL at Patrol Base Samad, Afghanistan.
The 6th infantry Kandak of the Afghan National Army’s (ANA) 4th Brigade has successfully planned and executed an insurgent disruption operation in the Deh Rafshan area near Tarin Kot that has uncovered a number of weapons and munition caches.
Operation OMEED ATIL was a week-long operation led by the ANA and supported by their Australian mentors, Mentoring Task Force - Three (MTF-3), to degrade insurgent influence in the Deh Rafshan district of Uruzgan Province and build local confidence in the ability of the Afghan security forces.
A large number of improvised explosive devices, illegal weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and ammunition were discovered during the operation and their removal will reduce the ability for insurgents to attack civilian, ISAF and Afghan forces in the area.
The ANA has increasingly assumed the lead for the planning, preparation and execution of tactical operations, allowing Australian forces to concentrate on partnering Afghan Command and Control and Combat Support functions.