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Old 03-03-2021, 06:59   #1
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The Battle of Takur Ghar, March 3rd-4th 2002

On this day in U.S. SOF history.......03 & 04 March 2002 – OEF, Afghanistan Operations Anaconda, Battle of Takur Ghar, seven SOF personnel were killed.

The Battle of Takur Ghar was a short but intense military engagement between United States special operations forces and al Qaeda insurgents fought in March 2002, atop Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan.

For the U.S. side, the battle proved the deadliest entanglement of Operation Anaconda, an effort early in the war in Afghanistan to rout al Qaeda forces from the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains.

The battle saw three helicopter landings by the U.S. on the mountain top, each greeted by direct assault from al Qaeda forces.

Although Takur Ghar was eventually taken, seven U.S. service members were killed and many wounded.

The battle is also known as the Battle of Roberts Ridge, after the first casualty of the battle, Navy SEAL Neil C. Roberts.
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