BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- An enemy weapons cache was discovered where the biggest U.S.-led offensive of the Afghanistan conflict took place earlier this month, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.
"In the Shah-e-Kot valley last night, some of our AH-1W Cobra gunships attacked and destroyed an ammunition cache," said U.S. Marine Capt. Steven O'Connor, a military spokesman at the Bagram air base north of Kabul, the Afghan capital.
He would not say whether any enemy fighters were at the site when it was hit, or if anyone was killed.
He said that U.S. surveillance teams were still in the eastern Shah-e-Kot valley area, despite the end of Operation Anaconda.
The operation was launched March 2 to clear the valley of al-Qaida and Taliban fighters. Gen. Tommy Franks declared the operation over this week and deemed it a success, although Afghan commanders said most of the al-Qaida and Taliban fighters escaped.
O'Connor also said there was no activity overnight in Khost, a volatile eastern Afghan town where gunmen attacked U.S. and Afghan troops late Tuesday. The attack touched off a firefight that wounded one American soldier.
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