|Operation Mar Lewe|
|Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)|
United Kingdom, |
Afghan National Army
|Commanders and leaders|
|Lieutenant Colonel Charlie Calder||Unknown|
|Casualties and losses|
Operation Mar Lewe was a three-day International Security Assistance Force operation started in the early hours of Friday 29 May 2009 when the Taliban were attacked as the Afghan Security Forces and British Army struck at enemy positions around the village of Yatimchay, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of Musa Qaleh, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. "Mar Lewe" is Pashtu for "snake wolf".
The British Army forces were from the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, a well trained, operationally hardened Light Role Infantry Battalion. Corporal Stephen Bolger, of the Special Forces Support Group, and Lance Corporal Nigel Moffett, of the Light Dragoons were killed by a roadside bomb during the operation.
References[edit | edit source]
- Crick, Andy (2009-06-02). "Afghan bomb soldiers named". The Sun. p. 25. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/2459849/Afghan-bomb-soldiers-named.html. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
- "Fusiliers and Afghan soldiers clear Taliban stronghold". Ministry of Defence. 2009-06-02. http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/FusiliersAndAfghanSoldiersClearTalibanStronghold.htm. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
- Mullen, Tom (2009-06-04). "Leading the way in battle to defeat the Taliban". Evening Chronicle. pp. 18.
- "2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers". British Army. http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/5651.aspx. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
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