Afghan Commandos Lead the Fight Against Taliban in Helmand Province

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The fight in Helmand province, Afghanistan is raging on in the middle of the 2016 Summer Campaign. Of course, leading the fight against the Taliban is the Afghan National Army Commandos. The Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) has ten Special Operations Kandaks (SOKs). These battalion-strength units of approximately 700-800 men are almost always in the lead during offensives against the Taliban insurgents. The ten SOKs are spread out across the country of Afghanistan; although one (6th SOK) is a national mission unit based in the Kabul area. Many of the districts of Helmand province are controlled by the Taliban and there are fears that the provincial capital is at risk. Read more in “Afghan commandos deployed to Helmand to push Taliban out of Khanshin”Khaama Press, July 30, 2016.