Footage of a three-hour fire-fight between the 1st Mentoring Task Force and Taliban insurgents has been released by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).The contact has become known as the Battle of Derapet and was where Lance Corporal Jared MacKinney was killed in action on the morning of 24 August 2010.
The combined Afghan National Army and Australian patrol used an aqueduct to move into the town of Derapet. Observation from ADF elements identified fighting-aged males moving into the area while women and children were seen leaving.
Afghan soldiers fought side by side with their Australian counterparts and conducted their own battlefield ammunition resupply to remain in the fight.
Australian soldiers described their Afghan colleagues as fearless throughout the engagement. International Security Assistance Force Close Air Support in the form of Apache Attack Helicopters supported the
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