Printer Friendly

ROYAL MARINES IN LONELY HUNT FOR AN ELUSIVE ENEMY.

ROYAL Marines camouflaged in rocky crags and under skeletal trees on a mountain near the Pakistan border had a vivid reminder yesterday of the recent American offensive - the burned hulk of a US Chinook helicopter.

Operation Anaconda took place here, but the troops from 45 Commando insist they have not seen a soul in days.

The British-led mission, named Operation Ptarmigan, is the first big operation since Operation Anaconda.

The Royal Marines' main fighting force - which will soon number 1,700 - has been based there since they began arriving in Afghanistan a few weeks ago.

Marines at the 10,000ft site said they had not had any contact with the enemy but had found thousands of rounds of ammunition, communication equipment and some documents in caves and bunkers - hideouts that they then destroyed.

CAPTION(S):

ALERT: Marine Commandos manning an observation post and on patrol in the eastern mountains
COPYRIGHT 2002 MGN Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2002 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 18, 2002
Words:149
Previous Article:Afghan king flies home after 29 years.
Next Article:Terror leader gave us the slip, says US.


Related Articles
Marines go in to seek and destroy.
It's a shame we couldn't fight anyone; Scots troops' first mission.
MARINES JOIN HUNT FOR AL QAIDA; 1,000 troops may face last big battl e.
Marine tells of tough hunt for Al Qaeda.
WAR ON TERROR: Marines find haul of arms.
War on Terror: Marines find haul of arms.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters