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Battle of Derapet

16 September - A three-hour fire-fight between the 1st Mentoring Task Force and Taliban insurgents.

The combat imagery, filmed by an Australian soldier using a camera mounted on his helmet, vividly demonstrates the intensity of the contact. It lasted more than three hours with Australian troops battling a large number of insurgents, some of whom were less than 100 metres away.

After approximately three hours the Australian and Afghan patrol broke contact from the insurgents and moved back to their vehicle drop-off location.

Australian and Afghan soldiers inflicted heavy casualties on the insurgent force with a large number of insurgents known to have been killed. Australia's Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney was killed in action during the battle.


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Added: Sep-17-2010 
By: bravo61
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Tags: Afghanistan, Australia, ADF, MRT-1, ISAF, Diggers, ANA, Firefight, Oruzgan, Australian Defence Force, 1st Mentoring Task Force, Helmet-cam
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