Operation Anaconda – The Battle of Roberts Ridge / U.S. Marines In Sangin, Afghanistan

Published on Dec 6, 2012
The true story of an Al Qaeda ambush on a U.S Rangers Special Operations Quick Reaction Force during the Afghanistan war in 2002. In the tradition of Blackhawk Down, the story of the battle is told here through a detailed recreation of events, supported by real gun camera footage and exclusive interviews with U.S. commanders, soldiers and F-15 and F-16 pilots involved in the operation.
“On March 2, 2002, U.S. intelligence launched Operation Anaconda; having noted a concentration of al-Qaeda and Taliban forces in the Shah-i-Kot Valley, they dispatched MAKO-30, a seven-man navy SEAL reconnaissance team, attempted a helicopter landing on Takur Ghar, the highest overlooking peak. Tasked with calling in air strikes, MAKO-30 found its landing zone to be a well-concealed al-Qaeda camp; the team’s Chinook helicopter was driven off by withering ground fire. When SEAL Neil Roberts fell out of the chopper, the others insisted on going back for him. With the team pinned down by enemy fire and facing annihilation, commanders dispatched a quick reaction force of army Rangers to rescue them. Thus began a harrowing 17-hour drama every bit as perilous and courageous as the Rangers’ ill-fated Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia.

NOTE: 3-13-15  The video I had originally posted “is no longer available”.  typical of YouTube.  I located this video on Operation Anaconda from another YT channel.

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Published on Aug 8, 2012

Twenty segments of the U.S. Marines’ brave, demanding efforts in Sangin, Afghanistan over a 20 month period that include establishing a patrol base, combating Taliban insurgents, enemy force suppression, security patrols, IEDs, interacting with locals, interviews, and more!

Each segment begins with a brief description along with the name and rank of the Marine who produced it.

Video compilation by
USA Patriotism!
http://www.usa-patriotism.com
“Love and pride of America!”

“The U.S. Marines”
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