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  1. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    Good overview of a mission gone horribly wrong due to poor communication inter departmental fighting and jealousy Artwork is top notch

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Takur Ghar [KINDLE] ✽ Takur Ghar By Leigh Neville – In the early morning hours of March 4 2002 a reconnaissance team of US Navy SEALs from the Tier One Naval Special Warfare Development Group attached to Joint Special Operations Task Force 11 attempted In the early morning hours of March a reconnaissance team of US Navy SEALs from the Tier One Naval Special Warfare Development Group attached to Joint Special Operations Task Force attempted to infiltrate onto an Afghan mountain peak in support of what was then the largest operation conducted by US forces since Vietnam Operation Anaconda The SEALs were tasked with establishing covert observation posts to call in air strikes on al aeda positions in the infamous Shah i Khot Valley close to the Afghan Pakistan borderAnaconda was designed to engage large numbers of foreign al aeda fighters who had fled to the valley after the overthrow of their hosts the Taliban government and the later battle of Tora Bora in December which forced many of the foreign fighters toward the border and into the Shah i Khot a traditional refuge of mujahideen in the s Anaconda brought together both conventional American forces and a large collection of US and Coalition special operations forces to hunt down the al aeda remnantsAs the SEAL's special operation Chinook flown by the Nightstalkers of the th Special Operations Aviation Regiment attempted to land on the peak of the foot Takur Ghar hidden al aeda defenders sprang an ambush The Chinook was struck by RPGs and small arms fire and banked away to escape In the process a SEAL fell from the rear ramp and tumbled into the snow below The crippled Chinook managed to escape the ambush and land several kilometres awayA second Chinook was dispatched which picked up the SEAL team and flew them back to the peak of Takur Ghar in a desperate search for the missing SEAL As the SEALs and their Air Force Combat Controller exited the helicopter they were immediately engaged by the al aeda defenders A ferocious firefight erupted resulting in the death of the Combat Controller and two SEALs being wounded Eventually the outnumbered SEALs were forced to withdraw from the peakAt Bagram the Task Force uick Reaction Force was launched to attempt a rescue of the SEALs The RF was comprised of two Nightstalker Chinooks carrying Army Rangers and Air Force Combat Controllers and Para Rescue Jumpers specialists in Combat Search and Rescue Due to both command difficulties and communications problems the one of the RF Chinooks never received a warning about landing on the peak Instead the Chinook landed directly onto the peak and into the sights of al aedaThe Chinook was immediately struck by RPG recoilless rifle and heavy machine gun fire killing or seriously wounding several Rangers and Nightstalkers The RF became engaged in an epic seventeen hour firefight finally killing or driving off all al aeda fighters from the peak with a combination of superb small unit tactics and danger close air strikes from F s F s an AC and an armed CIA R Predator Al aeda reinforcements were kept at bay by an Australian Special Air Service OP on a nearby mountain which called in air strikes whenever reinforcements neared the trapped Rangers and SEALs.