03 December 2012

Anniversary: Battle of Tora Bora

Today marks the start of the Battle of Tora Bora.

On December 3, a group of 20 U.S. commandos was inserted by helicopter to support the operation. On December 5, Afghan militia wrested control of the low ground below the mountain caves from al-Qaeda fighters and set up tank positions to blast enemy forces. The al-Qaeda fighters withdrew with mortars, rocket launchers, and assault rifles to higher fortified positions and dug in for the battle

Were you there? Know anyone who was? Share your stories below.

By: Brant

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Most of the guys I still fly with were chucking the BLU-82's during the battle. Now retired (former SQ CC) Nav until the May 1 raid that got UBL swore up and down his BLU drop killed him.