Attack on Bari Alai

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Attack on Bari Alai (2009)
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Observation Post Bari Alai May 1st 2009 Aftermath.png
Aftermath of attack on Observation Post Bari Alai (May 1st, 2009)
Date1 May 2009
Location
Result Taliban success; OP destroyed
Belligerents
 United States
 Latvia
 Afghanistan
Afghanistan Taliban insurgents
Units involved
United States United States Army: 6/4 Cavalry 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
Latvia Latvian Land Forces: 1st Infantry Battalion '1. Kājnieku'
Afghanistan Afghan National Army
Afghanistan Unknown
Strength
Total: 32
3 (US)
4 (Latvia)
25 (Afghanistan)
~100
Casualties and losses
U.S.: 3 killed[1]
Latvia: 2 killed, 2 wounded[2]
Afghanistan: 3 killed, 12 captured)[1]
19 killed

The Attack on Bari Alai (Battle of Nishagam)[1] was a Taliban insurgent attack on the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Observation Post (OP) Bari Alai in the perimeter of Nishagam in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. The attack was successful in being the first time during the war in Afghanistan, the Taliban had completely overrun a coalition outpost.[3][4] Survivors were few with the exception of 2 Latvian soldiers and a number of Afghan troops. The US detachment at the OP (3 in total) were all killed in action.[2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mockenhaupt, Brian (2009-11-01). "Fire on the Mountain". Outside Online. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  2. ^ a b http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/22837/#.U5goCE4_4b0
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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