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Monday, February 24, 2014
C-IED Training for ANSF in RC South
Members of the Afghan National Army's 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps in Regional Command South recently completed two courses on Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) topics. One course was on hand-held mine detection equipment and techniques and the second course was on explosive hazard reduction and containment. The presence of IEDs on the battlefield are a major concern of those remaining International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) units still traveling the roads and the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). The course that ran at Camp Eagle, Afghanistan in January 2014 will help the ANSF become more capable in defeating an enemy tactic that represents over 50% of the ANSF casualties in this long-running insurgency against the Afghan government. Read more on the C-IED courses recently conducted at Camp Eagle in "ANA train to defeat Taliban's most deadly weapon: the IED", DVIDS, February 16, 2014. (Photo by CPL Clay Beyersdorfer, Jan 14, RC South).