|Battle of Firebase Anaconda|
|Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)|
Afghan National Army
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Firebase Anaconda was a military engagement that took place on August 8, 2007. A group of roughly 75 Afghan militants mounted a rare frontal assault on a United States' Firebase Anaconda, but were repulsed with approximately 20 fatalities. No Americans were killed.
The attack was rare in that instead of using asymmetric warfare tactics such as launching mortars at the base and quickly retreating, the Taliban forces' staged a direct assault on U.S.-led forces.
Attack[edit | edit source]
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
A month after the initial assault, a secondary attempt was made to overrun one of the Firebase's outer observation posts after a mortar attack. Ten militants were killed, again without inflicting any Coalition casualties.
References[edit | edit source]
- Kalwitz, Andrew. Department of Defense, Marines keep dangers outside the wire, August 16, 2007
- Cnn: "Taliban stages brazen attack on U.S. base"
- "U.S. Chopper Makes Unscheduled Landing; Taliban Attack Thwarted". American Forces Press Service. 2007-09-04. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=47287. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- Special Operations Command, Coalition forces fend off enemy attack in Oruzgun Province, September 4, 2007
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