U.S. military release HIMARS strike video on weapons, explosives cache in Helmand
By Khaama Press - Wed Sep 12 2018, 12:07 pm
The coalition forces in Afghanistan have released a new video of artillery strike involving HIMARS system targeting a cache of weapons and explosives of the Taliban in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.
According to a short statement released by the coalition forces, the strike was carried out in support of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) as they were conducting operations in Nad ‘Ali District and discovered a compound containing a large weapons and explosives cache.
“In support of ANDSF maneuver, Task Force Southwest conducted a strike on the compound with HIMARS to safely and completely eliminate the hazardous material from the battlespace, degrading the Taliban’s ability to conduct combat operations in central Helmand,” the statement said.
Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban militants are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities against the security forces and the government.
The latest strike involving HIMARS artillery has been carried out amid ongoing operations to suppress the militants in this key southern province.