Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Watangatu Village Visit

The village of Watangatu has historically been a place where soldiers, police, and civilians have been attacked while traveling in the Alishang Valley. With the hopes of gaining the locals support in providing security to the area, the Wildhorse Squadron conducted an Operation in Watangatu. During the operation Wildhorse Troopers established an overnight presence near the village. The next day local government officials held a very successful shura in the Watangatu School. Upcoming projects in the area, agricultural development, and the upcoming election were the main topics of discussion and the locals seemed very optimistic. Afterwards humanitarian aid was distributed which mostly consisted of food and school supplies.