Battle of Firebase Anaconda

Battle of Firebase Anaconda

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Firebase Anaconda
partof=the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

date=August 8, 2007
place= Uruzgan province, Afghanistan
result=U.S-Afghan victory.
combatant1=flag|United States,
flagicon|Afghanistan Afghan National Army
combatant2=flagicon|Afghanistan|Taliban Taliban insurgents

The Battle of Firebase Anaconda was a military engagement that took place on August 8th, 2007. [ [ Cnn: "Taliban stages brazen attack on U.S. base"] ]

A group of roughly 150 Taliban militants mounted a rare frontal assault on a United States-led coalition firebase codenamed Firebase Anaconda using small arms fire, grenades, and 107 mm rockets. American and Afghan forces repelled the assault using mortars, automatic weapons fire, and air support.

The Taliban assault was repulsed, with at least 75 Taliban fighters killed. No U.S.-led coalition casualties were reported.

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.


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