ISAF forces are fighting rocket fire with aid and respect in a western Afghan village.
The most recent support came in the form of supplies consisting of nearly 400 blankets, 150 clothing kits for children, 250 backpacks for school children, chalk, stationary, mosquito nets and other supplies which were delivered this week.
The village of Sanaw Gerd, Gozarah district, Herat province has been the site of rocket fire towards ISAF’s nearby Camp Arena. With the encouragement and guidance of the district governor and Afghan National Police, ISAF leadership decided that rather than searching the village for insurgents they would instead provide more support for the residents in hopes of earning trust and respect so they reject the insurgency.
So far the effort has paid off. No attacks have come from the village since Feb. 1.