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1: troops being being dropped off in Operation Anaconda
2: Operation Anaconda is part of the Afghan war | USMC
3: Operation Anaconda was the first large scale battle that the U.S had in the Afghan war. | Fred Smith
4: Taliban and Al-queda tried to get control with heavy weapons | U.S and 1000 Afghan troops fought against.330-1000 Taliban and Al-queda forces. Getting control of the valley
5: Both U.S troops and Taliban fight for the valley
6: Operation Anaconda was fought in Afghans Shah-i-kot valley. Operation Anaconda was the first battle fought in the 21 century, and was the biggest battle fought since Operation Desert storm. This was one of the only opportunity's that we had to get rid of most of the Al-queda troops. There were many mistakes in the battle because they miscalculated and assumed there would only be about 250 Taliban troops when in fact there was about 1000. | Many people believe that Al-queda some how knew the operation was coming and that they had inside intelligence because as soon as the U.s troops landed the began taking heavy fire from not only machine guns but also, mortars, recoilless rifles and artillery. As if they knew we were coming.The operation wasn't a sucsses because the goal was to destroy all of Al-queda and the Taliban.
7: Due to Operation Anaconda we lost 8 American soldiers. But we managed to eliminate 200-300 TRaliban and Al-queda troops. Dead Taliban soldier after Operation Anaconda.