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Afghanistan Conflict

Taliban "Poised To Retake Afghanistan" - 01 Feb 2012
Taliban "Poised To Retake Afghanistan" - 01 Feb 2012
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2X2UZ
January 30, 2012
A Taliban militant poses for a picture after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration...
Herat, Afghanistan
A Taliban militant poses for a picture after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration...
A Taliban militant poses for a picture after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration programme, in Herat January 30, 2012. Some thirty Afghan Taliban have joined the program, Herat governor Daoud Shah said. REUTERS/Mohammad Shoib (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2X2UY
January 30, 2012
Taliban militants hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration...
Herat, Afghanistan
Taliban militants hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration...
Taliban militants hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration programme, in Herat January 30, 2012. Some thirty Afghan Taliban have joined the program, Herat governor Daoud Shah said. REUTERS/Mohammad Shoib (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2RWHD
September 27, 2011
The body of a Taliban fighter lies on the ground in Combat Outpost Pirtle King, in Kunar province, eastern...
Kunar, Afghanistan
The body of a Taliban fighter lies on the ground in Combat Outpost Pirtle King, in Kunar
The body of a Taliban fighter lies on the ground in Combat Outpost Pirtle King, in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011. Two Talibans were killed while another was wounded and captured after a joint U.S.-Afghan military engaged them in firefight, supported by mortar and helicopter attacks at the Taliban position on Tuesday near Combat Outpost Pirtle King in Kunar province. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2QANW
August 24, 2011
Three captured Taliban insurgents are presented to the media in Ghazni province August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mustafa...
Ghazni, Afghanistan
Three captured Taliban insurgents are presented to the media in Ghazni province
Three captured Taliban insurgents are presented to the media in Ghazni province August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Mustafa Andaleb (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2E7YO
May 22, 2010
Taliban militants pose for the media after they join the Afghan government in Herat May 22, 2010. Twenty...
Herat, Afghanistan
Taliban militants pose for the media after they join the Afghan government in Herat
Taliban militants pose for the media after they join the Afghan government in Herat May 22, 2010. Twenty Afghan Taliban joined the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration programme in Herat on Saturday. REUTERS/Mohammad Shoib (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-VIOLENCE
RTXVVCH
December 19, 2010
An Afghan policeman keeps watch after a suicide attack in Kabul December 19, 2010. Five Afghan army training...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan policeman keeps watch after a suicide attack in Kabul
An Afghan policeman keeps watch after a suicide attack in Kabul December 19, 2010. Five Afghan army training officers were killed and nine wounded in an attack by two Taliban suicide bombers in Kabul on Sunday, the Defence Ministry said. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2X2V3
January 30, 2012
Taliban militants hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration...
Herat, Afghanistan
Taliban militants hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration...
Taliban militants hand over their weapons after joining the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration programme, in Herat January 30, 2012. Some thirty Afghan Taliban have joined the program, Herat governor Daoud Shah said. REUTERS/Mohammad Shoib (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2S6WE
October 04, 2011
A U.S. soldier from Alpha Co, 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry, Task Force "Cacti", throws away the empty...
Kunar, Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier from Alpha Co, 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry, Task Force "Cacti", throws away the empty...
A U.S. soldier from Alpha Co, 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry, Task Force "Cacti", throws away the empty shell of a 120mm mortar after firing successive rounds at Taliban positions in Shalay Valley from Combat Outpost Penich, in Kunar province, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2RWK8
September 27, 2011
An Afghan soldier talks to a captured wounded Taliban fighter lying on a truck in Combat Outpost Pirtle...
Kunar, Afghanistan
An Afghan soldier talks to a captured wounded Taliban fighter lying on a truck in Combat Outpost Pirtle...
An Afghan soldier talks to a captured wounded Taliban fighter lying on a truck in Combat Outpost Pirtle King, in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011. Two Talibans were killed and one was wounded and captured after a joint U.S.-Afghan military engaged them in firefight, supported by mortar and helicopter attacks at the Taliban position on Tuesday near Combat Outpost Pirtle King in Kunar province. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2RWH9
September 27, 2011
U.S. soldiers from Task Force "No Fear" Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds" fire a 120mm mortar at...
Kunar, Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers from Task Force "No Fear" Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds" fire 120mm mortar at...
U.S. soldiers from Task Force "No Fear" Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds" fire a 120mm mortar at the Taliban position from Combat Outpost (COP) Pirtle King in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011. Two Talibans were killed while another was wounded and captured after a joint U.S.-Afghan military engaged them in firefight, supported by mortar and helicopter attacks at the Taliban position on Tuesday near Combat Outpost Pirtle King in Kunar province. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2RV8V
September 26, 2011
U.S. soldiers from Task Force "No Fear", Alpha Company, 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds", fire a 120mm...
Kunar, Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers from Task Force "No Fear", Alpha Company, 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds", fire a 120mm...
U.S. soldiers from Task Force "No Fear", Alpha Company, 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds", fire a 120mm mortar at a Taliban position from Combat Outpost (COP) Pirtle King in Ghaziabad district, Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 26, 2011. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR2RCGN
September 15, 2011
A U.S. soldier from Task Force "No Fear" 3rd Platoon, 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds", watches from a...
Kunar, Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier from Task Force "No Fear" 3rd Platoon, 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds", watches from a...
A U.S. soldier from Task Force "No Fear" 3rd Platoon, 2-27 Infantry "The Wolfhounds", watches from a bunker as a fire rages in the Taliban position after a U.S. military jet fighter dropped a bomb on the Taliban position, during a firefight at Outpost Bari Alai, in Ghaziabad district in Kunar, Afghanistan September 15, 2011. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
AFGHANISTAN-ATTACKS/
RTR2R9Z7
September 14, 2011
An Afghan policeman looks at the bodies of Taliban insurgents (behind the wall) who were killed after...
Kabul, Afghanistan
An Afghan policeman looks at the bodies of Taliban insurgents who were killed after the building that...
An Afghan policeman looks at the bodies of Taliban insurgents (behind the wall) who were killed after the building that they took over was recaptured by NATO and Afghan security forces near the U.S. embassy in Kabul September 14, 2011. An assault by Taliban insurgents on the heart of Kabul's diplomatic and military enclave ended on Wednesday after 20 hours when security forces killed the last of six attackers, an Afghan government spokesman said. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-ATTACKS/
RTR2R9X5
September 14, 2011
NATO and Afghan troops attend to casualties during a battle with Taliban insurgents who took over a building...
Kabul, Afghanistan
NATO and Afghan troops attend to casualties during a battle with Taliban insurgents who took over a building...
NATO and Afghan troops attend to casualties during a battle with Taliban insurgents who took over a building near the U.S. embassy in Kabul September 14, 2011. An assault by Taliban insurgents on the heart of Kabul's diplomatic and military enclave has ended after 20 hours, when security forces killed the last of six attackers, a spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-BLASTS/
RTR2R8P1
September 12, 2011
Afghan policemen fire towards a building which the Taliban insurgents took over during an attack near...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan policemen fire towards a building which the Taliban insurgents took over during an attack near...
Afghan policemen fire towards a building which the Taliban insurgents took over during an attack near the U.S. embassy in Kabul September 13, 2011. A civilian was killed and 16 people wounded in a Taliban attack in Kabul's heavily fortified embassy district on Tuesday, an Afghan health ministry spokesman said. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-MASSOUD/
RTR2QY7O
September 09, 2011
A picture of slain Afghan national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud is set along the road in Panjshir province...
Panjshir, Afghanistan
A picture of slain Afghan national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud is set along the road in Panjshir province...
A picture of slain Afghan national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud is set along the road in Panjshir province September 7, 2011. At the entrance to Afghanistan's magnificent Panjshir Valley, an 84-year supporter of resistance hero Ahmad Shah Massoud said his village was fully armed to fight a resurgent Taliban to the end. Picture taken September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
AFGHANISTAN-ATTACK/
RTR2Q3BB
August 19, 2011
A wounded Afghan policeman is carried away from the site of an attack on offices belonging to the British...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A wounded Afghan policeman is carried away from the site of an attack on offices belonging to the British...
A wounded Afghan policeman is carried away from the site of an attack on offices belonging to the British Council in Kabul August 19, 2011. Taliban bombers killed two Afghan policemen and a civilian when they attacked offices belonging to the British Council and the United Nations in the centre of the Afghan capital on Friday, police said. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST)
AFGHANISTAN-ATTACK
RTR2PXJP
August 14, 2011
A U.S. soldier walks past a bullet-riddled wall after an attack at the compound of the governor of Parwan...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier walks past a bullet-riddled wall after an attack at the compound of the governor of Parwan...
A U.S. soldier walks past a bullet-riddled wall after an attack at the compound of the governor of Parwan province August 14, 2011.Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen killed at least 19 people during an attack on a governor's compound in central Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, with gun battles and several blasts heard before the assault was put down. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2P0EW
July 18, 2011
U.S. Army Specialist Blair Brown and Air force Staff Sergeant David Miguel fire a 60mm mortar during...
COMBAT OUTPOST PIRTLE KING, Afghanistan
U.S. Army Specialist Blair Brown and Air force Staff Sergeant David Miguel fire a 60mm mortar during...
U.S. Army Specialist Blair Brown and Air force Staff Sergeant David Miguel fire a 60mm mortar during a fire fight between Taliban fighters and Afghan and U.S. soldiers from Alpha company, 2nd battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, in Combat Outpost Pirtle King in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2P0EP
July 18, 2011
An Afghan national army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade during a fire fight between Taliban...
COMBAT OUTPOST PIRTLE KING, Afghanistan
An Afghan soldier fires a RPG during a fire fight between Taliban fighters and Afghan and U.S. soldiers...
An Afghan national army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade during a fire fight between Taliban fighters and Afghan and U.S. soldiers from Alpha company, 2nd battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment from Combat Outpost Pirtle King in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 18, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-DEVELOPMENTS
RTR2OYVX
July 17, 2011
An explosion is seen after airstrikes by NATO-led forces during fighting between the Afghan and foreign...
SHEWA, Afghanistan
An explosion is seen after airstrikes by NATO-led forces during fighting against Taliban insurgents in...
An explosion is seen after airstrikes by NATO-led forces during fighting between the Afghan and foreign troops and the Taliban insurgents in Shewa district of Nanagarhar province July 17, 2011. At least 10 insurgents were killed when Afghan and foreign troops targeted a group of Taliban who had gathered in a school in Shewa district of eastern Nangarhar province, district police chief, Abdul Wali said. Air strikes by ISAF troops have also destroyed much of the school building, where insurgents were planning attacks on Afghan and foreign troops in the area, Wali said.There were no children in the school at the time, and the operation was still going on, he added. REUTERS/Parwiz (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2OUWJ
July 14, 2011
A bomb dropped from a U.S. Air Force F-15 jet explodes during a firefight between Taliban fighters and...
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan
A bomb dropped from a U.S. Air Force F-15 jet explodes during a firefight between Taliban fighters and...
A bomb dropped from a U.S. Air Force F-15 jet explodes during a firefight between Taliban fighters and the Afghan and U.S. soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie company, 2nd battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment at Checkpoint Two Point Five in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 14, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN-VIOLENCE/
RTR2O870
June 29, 2011
A NATO helicopter fires a missile on the roof of the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul June 29, 2011. At...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A NATO helicopter fires a missile on the roof of the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul
A NATO helicopter fires a missile on the roof of the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul June 29, 2011. At least 10 Afghan civilians were killed when suicide bombers and heavily armed Taliban insurgents attacked the hotel frequented by Westerners in the Afghan capital late on Tuesday, Afghan officials said. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-VIOLENCE
RTR2M4YX
May 08, 2011
Afghan border police fire at Taliban forces from a rooftop during clashes in Kandahar city May 8, 2011....
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Afghan border police fire at Taliban forces from a rooftop during clashes in Kandahar city
Afghan border police fire at Taliban forces from a rooftop during clashes in Kandahar city May 8, 2011. Afghan troops clashed with the Taliban in the southern city of Kandahar for a second day on Sunday after insurgents launched coordinated attacks with rocket-propelled grenades and suicide raids against government buildings. REUTERS/ Ahmad Nadeem (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)
AFGHANISTAN-INSURGENT/REINTEGRATION
RTR2L3TB
April 11, 2011
Taliban militants join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Kandahar...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Taliban militants join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Kandahar
Taliban militants join the Afghan government's reconciliation and reintegration program, in Kandahar April 11, 2011. Some 50 Taliban insurgents who have fought Afghan and foreign troops for years, have defected to the government in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar on Monday, where they hailed Kabul's push for peace and reconciliation. REUTERS/Ahmad Nadeem (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXW5I8
January 03, 2011
Members from the Taliban attend a ceremony, during which they voluntarily handed over their weapons and...
Sangin, Afghanistan
Members from the Taliban attend a ceremony in Sangin district
Members from the Taliban attend a ceremony, during which they voluntarily handed over their weapons and joined the government, in Sangin district of Helmand province January 1, 2011. Eight members of the Taliban left their group and joined the Afghan government in the southern district of Helmand province on Saturday. Picture taken January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Abdul Malik (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTXUGA2
November 10, 2010
Graffiti left behind by Taliban fighters remains on the walls of a compound now used as a command center...
MUSA QALA, Afghanistan
Graffiti left behind by Taliban fighters remains on the walls of a compound in southern Afghanistan's...
Graffiti left behind by Taliban fighters remains on the walls of a compound now used as a command center for the U.S Marine Corps's First Battalion, Eighth Marines at Musa Qala in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, November 10, 2010.Musa Qala is an important battleground in the war against Taliban insurgents and the narcotics industry. The town has changed hands several times, most recently in December 2007 when Afghan and international forces retook the town from the Taliban. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTXUC5T
November 07, 2010
An Afghan man is detained by U.S. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their...
TALIBJAN, Afghanistan
An Afghan man is detained by U.S. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their...
An Afghan man is detained by U.S. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their base in Talibjan after a battle against Taliban insurgents in Musa Qala district in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GM1E6CH1LJK01.
AFGHANISTAN
RTXTRL7
October 23, 2010
U.S. Marines detain an Afghan man they suspect of being a Taliban gunman after their patrol came under...
NABUK, Afghanistan
U.S. Marines detain an Afghan man after their patrol came under fire in the town of Nabuk in southern...
U.S. Marines detain an Afghan man they suspect of being a Taliban gunman after their patrol came under fire in the town of Nabuk in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province October 23, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2GRUP
July 26, 2010
An Afghan Army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) at suspected Taliban militants as US Army...
COP NOLEN, Afghanistan
An Afghan Army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade at suspected Taliban militants at Combat Outpost...
An Afghan Army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) at suspected Taliban militants as US Army soldiers crouch down at Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2GKMN
July 20, 2010
Captain Jimmy Thomasson with the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division reaches...
COP TERRA NOVA, Afghanistan
US Army Captain Thomasson touches photo during a memorial service at COP Terra Nova in Arghandab Valley...
Captain Jimmy Thomasson with the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division reaches out to touch a photograph of Spc 1st Class Brandon King during a memorial service at Combat Outpost Terra Nova in Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar, July 20, 2010. King was shot and killed by a suspected Taliban militant while on guard duty at Combat Outpost Nolen on July 14. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2G8SV
July 09, 2010
A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in...
KUHAK, Afghanistan
A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in...
A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in the village of Kuhak in Arghandab District, north of Kandahar July 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2G8SQ
July 08, 2010
A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in...
KUHAK, Afghanistan
A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in...
A group of men detained for suspected Taliban activities are held for questioning at a schoolhouse in the village of Kuhak in Arghandab District, north of Kandahar July 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2CDTR
April 03, 2010
Taliban insurgents pose in front of a burning German military vehicle in Isaa Khail village of Char Dara...
Kunduz, Afghanistan
Taliban insurgents pose in front of a burning German military vehicle in Isaa Khail village of Char Dara...
Taliban insurgents pose in front of a burning German military vehicle in Isaa Khail village of Char Dara district of the northern Kunduz Province April 3, 2010. Three German soldiers were killed and five others seriously injured in fighting in Kunduz, the German Army Command in Potsdam said on Friday. REUTERS/Wahdat (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
AFGHAN-BLAST/
RTR2AXDX
February 26, 2010
Afghan National Army soldiers carry a victim from the site of a blast in Kabul February 26, 2010. A suicide...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan National Army soldiers carry a victim from the site of a blast in Kabul
Afghan National Army soldiers carry a victim from the site of a blast in Kabul February 26, 2010. A suicide bomber blew himself up near the entrance to Kabul's biggest shopping centre early on Friday, Afghan police said, another brazen attack in the capital despite a renewed military push against the Taliban. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR2A6NL
February 13, 2010
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect...
MARJAH, Afghanistan
A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan...
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province, February 13, 2010. U.S.-led NATO troops launched a crucial offensive on Saturday against the Taliban's last big stronghold in Afghanistan's most violent province and were quickly thrown into a firefight with the militants. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E799097S01
AFGHANISTAN
RTR290TJ
January 18, 2010
Afghan National Army soldiers celebrate over the dead body of a gunman as government forces restored...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan National Army soldiers celebrate over the dead body of a gunman as government forces restored...
Afghan National Army soldiers celebrate over the dead body of a gunman as government forces restored control after the Taliban attack in Kabul January 18, 2010. Taliban gunmen launched a brazen assault on targets in the centre of Kabul on Monday, with suicide bombers blowing themselves up at several locations and heavily armed militants fighting a pitched battle in a shopping centre. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: IMAGES OF THE DAY CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN-VIOLENCE/
RTR290R5
January 18, 2010
Afghan policemen gather around a shopping mall as the government forces restored control after the Taliban...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan policemen gather around a shopping mall as the government forces restored control after the Taliban...
Afghan policemen gather around a shopping mall as the government forces restored control after the Taliban attack in Kabul January 18, 2010. Taliban gunmen launched a brazen assault on targets in the centre of Kabul on Monday, with suicide bombers blowing themselves up at several locations and heavily armed militants fighting a pitched battle in a shopping centre. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXRVAP
December 15, 2009
Munitions confiscated from Afghan Taliban fighters are displayed at the Afghan border police headquarters...
Herat, Afghanistan
Munitions confiscated from Afghan Taliban fighters are displayed at the Afghan border police headquarters...
Munitions confiscated from Afghan Taliban fighters are displayed at the Afghan border police headquarters near Herat December 15, 2009. EUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR273BP
August 25, 2009
A U.S. soldier from the 3-71 Cavalry fires his weapon during a gun-battle with Taliban fighters in the...
BARGEMATAL, Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier from the 3-71 Cavalry fires his weapon during a gun-battle with Taliban fighters in the...
A U.S. soldier from the 3-71 Cavalry fires his weapon during a gun-battle with Taliban fighters in the village of Bargematal, Nuristan province, August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR26XU1
August 20, 2009
A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior sits in his position as smoke rises...
PESH VALLEY, Afghanistan
A US soldier sits in his position as smoke rises from artillery fire against Taliban militia during a...
A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior sits in his position as smoke rises from artillery fire against Taliban militia during a security operation for the Afghan elections near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 20, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT MILITARY ELECTIONS POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN-ELECTION
RTR26X0C
August 20, 2009
Afghan policemen carry the bodies of two gunmen killed after a shootout in Kabul August 20, 2009. Afghan...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan policemen carry bodies of two gunmen killed after shootout in Kabul
Afghan policemen carry the bodies of two gunmen killed after a shootout in Kabul August 20, 2009. Afghan police exchanged fire with three suspected Taliban suicide bombers who took over a building in the capital as the country went to the polls on Thursday, a police source said. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT POLITICS ELECTIONS IMAGES OF THE DAY MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN-BLAST
RTR26Q0J
August 15, 2009
A British soldier secures the site of the blast in front of the NATO headquarters in Kabul August 15,...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A British soldier secures the site of the blast in front of the NATO headquarters in Kabul
A British soldier secures the site of the blast in front of the NATO headquarters in Kabul August 15, 2009. The Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb in front of the heavily fortified headquarters of U.S. and NATO troops in Kabul on Saturday, saying the target was the U.S. embassy nearby. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY ELECTIONS POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN/
RTR26OUB
August 14, 2009
A man peers out from a loose blindfold as he sits with the others suspected to be Taliban militia members...
Combat Main camp, Afghanistan
A man peers out from a loose blindfold as he sits with the others suspected to be Taliban militia members...
A man peers out from a loose blindfold as he sits with the others suspected to be Taliban militia members after being arrested by U.S. forces in Combat Main camp at the Pesh valley in Kunar Province August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRITAIN-SECURITY/MUSLIMS
RTR25A27
July 03, 2009
A file photograph shows former Taliban soldier displaying his weapon during a ceremony in the western...
Herat, Afghanistan
To match feature: BRITAIN-SECURITY/MUSLIMS
A file photograph shows former Taliban soldier displaying his weapon during a ceremony in the western city of Herat March 10, 2009. Alienated young British Muslims who were drawn to al Qaeda extremism, have found an unexpected answer to their alienation in the story of Muslim soldiers who fought and died alongside British soldiers in World War Two. To match feature: BRITAIN-SECURITY/MUSLIMS. REUTERS/Mohammad Shoib (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY POLITICS)
AFGHAN-CANADA/
RTXD1K3
March 21, 2009
A Canadian soldier of the NATO-led coalition looks at an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) exploding...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
A Canadian soldier of the NATO-led coalition looks at an IED exploding in the Taliban stronghold of Zhari...
A Canadian soldier of the NATO-led coalition looks at an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) exploding in the Taliban stronghold of Zhari district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan March 19, 2009. Roadside bombs killed four Canadian soldiers as well as a local interpreter in Afghanistan on Friday, Canadian Brigadier-General Jonathan Vance said. Picture taken March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (AFGHANISTAN POLITICS MILITARY CONFLICT)
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February 11, 2009
Afghan security personnel climb a ladder on the roof of the Justice Ministry during a gun battle with...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan security personnel climb a ladder on the roof of the Justice Ministry during a gun battle with...
Afghan security personnel climb a ladder on the roof of the Justice Ministry during a gun battle with the Taliban attackers in Kabul February 11, 2009. At least nine people were killed after Taliban insurgents attacked government buildings in Kabul on Wednesday, officials and witnesses said, in one of the most audacious attacks on the capital since 2001. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN/
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June 05, 2008
Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy...
SHAJOY, Afghanistan
Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy...
Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy in Zabol province March 22, 2008. Afghan police backed by U.S. troops killed three Taliban fighters and captured three more in a 40-minute gun battle in southern Afghanistan on Saturday. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN
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May 17, 2008
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after...
GARMSER, Afghanistan
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after...
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN) FOR BEST QUALITY ALSO SEE: GF2E4660Q6301
AFGHANISTAN
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April 19, 2008
A suspected Taliban fighter is detained in Patrol Base Wilson in Zhari district early April 19, 2008....
PATROL BASE WILSON, Afghanistan
A suspected Taliban fighter is detained in Patrol Base Wilson in Zhari district
A suspected Taliban fighter is detained in Patrol Base Wilson in Zhari district early April 19, 2008. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN/
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November 17, 2007
A Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition takes a positive test for gunpowder residue from a Taliban...
HOWZ-E-MADAD, Afghanistan
A Canadian soldier takes a positive test for gunpowder residue from a Taliban suspect in southern Afghanistan...
A Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition takes a positive test for gunpowder residue from a Taliban suspect (R) captured on a day of heavy fighting against insurgents during a combat operation in the Sangsar area of Zhari district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan November 17, 2007. Two Canadian soldiers and an interpreter were killed and three Canadian troops were wounded when their armoured vehicle hit a roadside bomb during the operation on Saturday, the Canadian army said. An Afghan soldier was also killed in the fighting, according to the Afghan army. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN
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September 18, 2006
Mohammad Naheem, an Afghan prisoner who spent 14 months at the U.S.-run Bagram airbase, gestures after...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Mohammad Naheem gestures after his release in Kabul
Mohammad Naheem, an Afghan prisoner who spent 14 months at the U.S.-run Bagram airbase, gestures after his release in Kabul September 18, 2006. The U.S. military freed 36 Taliban suspects from Bagram airbase on Monday as part of an Afghan reconciliation programme. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN
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April 19, 2005
An Afghan prisoner gives a thumbs up in Kabul April 19, 2005 after his release from Guantanamo Bay. The...
multiple cities, Afghanistan
An Afghan prisoner gives a thumbs up in Kabul.
An Afghan prisoner gives a thumbs up in Kabul April 19, 2005 after his release from Guantanamo Bay. The United States has released 17 Afghans held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on suspicion of Taliban links. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood Pictures of the Month April 2005 AM/AH
MARINES
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December 01, 2001
US Marines from Charlie 1/1 of the 15th MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit)
fill sand bags around their...
Southern Afghanistan, Afghanistan
MARINES FILL SAND BAGS IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN.
US Marines from Charlie 1/1 of the 15th MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit)
fill sand bags around their light mortar position on the front lines of
the US Marine Corps base in southern Afghanistan December 1, 2001
nearby a cardboard sign reminding everyone that the Taliban forces
could be anywhere and everywhere. This sign is one of several at an
area that Charlie Company named Camp Justice on the perimiter of the
larger base. REUTERS/Jim Hollander

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