There was a major engagement on the eastern end of the airport this evening. I’m not sure where exactly, and I don’t have any details, other than what I saw out my windows this evening. Tonight’s engagement is the first that I have seen in my time here.
We began hearing the explosions of heavy rounds at about 9:10 PM, continuing until just moments ago at 9:25 PM.
I’m not going to give operational details about what I saw, other than to say that it didn’t look like a minor firefight was taking place. My guess is that insurgents attempted to strike back in retaliation for yesterday’s start of Operation: Iron Hammer.
Iron Hammer is a counter-insurgency operation aimed at destroying insurgent’s resources and gathering places as well as capturing leaders.
The main point of my post right now is to alert my friends and family to the fact that I am okay. I don’t know with any degree of certainty where this attack took place, so I want to make sure there are no doubts as to my safety.
From what I could see, I’d guage the attack to have been about 2-3 miles from my location. From here it looked like a distant fireworks display once armor started to respond.