After receiving information that high ranking Taliban members might be hiding in a village, a convoy of two US Army vehicles and three from the Afghan National Army (ANA) set out in the middle of the night. After a few miles, the convoy was ambushed. One soldier broke his leg while jumping out of a Humvee, which rolled over his leg. Captain Michael Berdy contacts the base camp. .Together with the newly formed ANA, the US army are engaged in operations in Zabul Province, a Taliban stronghold. Their mission, entitled 'Lightning Resolve', has the dual aims of elimination of armed Taliban elements and providing security for the upcoming presidential elections.