U.S.-led forces destroy anti-aircraft weapon system in S Afghanistan
www.chinaview.cn 2009-04-26 13:46:42   Print

    KABUL, April 26 (Xinhua) -- An anti-aircraft weapon system was destroyed Sunday morning by the strike of U.S.-led Coalition forces in southern Afghan province of Helmand, said a Coalition statement.

    "Coalition Forces learned through villagers in Nad Ali district that insurgents in the area had obtained a ZPU-2 anti-aircraft gun and were staging it on the back of a pick-up truck for use against friendly forces' aircraft," the statement said.

    It added that after ensuring there were no non-combatants in the area, the Coalition Forces destroyed the weapon system with a precision strike.

    "In recent months, militants in the area have unsuccessfully attempted to use surface-to-air fire against Coalition aircraft," it noted. "No Coalition Forces or non-combatant injuries were reported as a result of the precision strike."

Editor: Xiong Tong
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