Operation Strike of the Sword


Operation Strike of the Sword
Operation Strike of the Sword (Khanjar)
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
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Operation Strike of the Sword in red; Operation Panther's Claw in blue
Date July 2, 2009 - August 20, 2009[1]
Location Helmand province in Afghanistan
Result Partial strategic coalition victory, stalemate continues in some areas, particularly the Nawzad district
Belligerents
United States United States,
United KingdomUnited Kingdom,
Afghanistan Afghanistan
Afghanistan Taliban insurgents
Commanders and leaders
United States Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson Afghanistan Mullah Abdullah Zakir
Strength
4,000 (USMC)
650 (ANA)
Unknown
Casualties and losses

ANA: 2 killed[2][3]
Interpreters: 1 killed[4]
at least 49-62 killed[5][6]