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Rabu, 17 Februari 2010

Operation Moshtarak in Marjah, Afghanistan


Afghan national army and international forces patrol in Qari Saheb, in Helmand, during the third day of a joint operation

Afghan security personnel search a man in Qari Saheb village in Helmand province as British and US troops look on

A US army staff sergeant and flight medic with runs from his helicopter to evacuate two US marine casualties in Marjah

A jet flies overhead as US soldiers with 1/3 Charlie Company battle Taliban militants north-east of Marjah

An Afghan boy carries his pet bird past US troops with 1/3 Marine Charlie company in Trikh Nawar, north-east of Marjah




A US combat medical specialist holds his glasses as a Black Hawk helicopter evacuates a wounded Afghan boy from an outpost in Badula Qulp

A US marine breaks down the door of a house to search for weapons during an operation in Marjah

A US soldier from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines defends his position in Marjah. It came under heavy fire from all sides after an Afghan flag was raised to mark progress in Nato's offensive

A US soldier returns fire as others run for cover during a firefight with insurgents in the Badula Qulp area, west of Lashkar Gah

A wounded Taliban fighter captured after a firefight is carried to a helicopter in Marjah




A wounded US soldier is evacuated from Marjah

US Marine 2nd MEB commander Larry Nicholson, centre, visits the newly-built Company Operation Base in Marjah

The bodies of Taliban militants are transported in the back of a police vehicle following an operation in the Enjil district of Herat

Injured Taliban fighters receive treatment aboard an a Black hawk helicopter on a medevac mission

A US 1/3 Marine Weapons Company lieutenant issues orders as his troops come under Taliban sniper fire north-east of Marjah






Afghan security personnel search a man in Qari Saheb village in Helmand province as British and US troops look on

Soldiers from the 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh prepare for early morning boarding as helicopters warm their engines at Camp Bastion in Helmand province

US army Lieutenant Colonel Burton Shields gestures in silhouette at a meeting with village leaders in the Badula Qulp area

US Army flight medic Sgt Bryan Eickelberg with Charlie Company, All American Dustoff, flies on a pickup mission in a Black Hawk helicopter over Marjah

US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brandon Dickinson holds a toddler in Marjah. The marines were approached by the boy's father, who wanted help for his son's skin condition



Marines and an Afghan soldier prepare to enter a house to search for weapons in Marjah

US soldiers with 1/3 Marine Weapons Company fix their weapons on a man found hiding in an irrigation canal north-east of Marjah. The farmer, suspected of being a Taliban spotter, was searched and released

US soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment take cover as an improvised explosive device is found and detonated on the outskirts of the town of Marjah

US soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment defend themselves against Taliban sniper fire on their position in Marjah

US marines take cover in an open poppy field during a firefight in the town of Marjah





Marines use dogs to search for explosives in Marjah

A column of US troops from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment makes it way towards the town of Marjah in Helmand province

US marines and Afghan soldiers walk over a military bridge into an area where the marines have begun setting up a small forward operating base in Marjah

Marines warm themselves around a fire as they burn their ration boxes

US troops with 1/3 Charlie company warm up around a campfire in Marjah

3 ulasan:

  1. very compelling pictures...so sad that this is really happening in our world. Thanks for sharing!

    BalasPadam