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Afghanistan Conflict

Explosive Moments - 31 May 2012
Explosive Moments - 31 May 2012
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May 30, 2012
Jake Beaudoin, a U.S. Army Private of 508 BSTB, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, takes...
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Jake Beaudoin, a U.S. Army Private of 82nd Airborne Division, takes cover during a controlled detonation...
Jake Beaudoin, a U.S. Army Private of 508 BSTB, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, takes cover during a controlled detonation to clear an area for setting up a check point in Zahri district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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June 11, 2011
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece...
Seprwan Ghar, Afghanistan
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece...
U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY POLITICS)
AFGHANISTAN/
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September 04, 2010
U.S. soldiers from 1-75 Cavalry mortars, a part of 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne, fire 120mm mortars at...
Kandahar province, Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers fire mortars at enemy position in Kandahar province
U.S. soldiers from 1-75 Cavalry mortars, a part of 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne, fire 120mm mortars at an enemy position in Kandahar province, September 4, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
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September 09, 2009
A U.S. soldier attached to Marines from Delta Company of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrols...
KHAN NESHIN, Afghanistan
A U.S. soldier attached to Marines from Delta Company of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrols...
A U.S. soldier attached to Marines from Delta Company of 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion patrols through dust along with other U.S. Marines near the town of Khan Neshin in Rig district of Helmand province, southern Afghanistan September 9, 2009.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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July 22, 2010
An Afghan Army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade at suspected Taliban militants at Combat Outpost...
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 at suspected Taliban militants at Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar July 22, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTX5V94
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)
AFGHANISTAN/
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September 25, 2009
Soldiers from the 4th Rapid Brigade of ISAF Czech contingent based in Chrudim, Czech Republic, participate...
ALTIMUR, Afghanistan
Soldiers from 4th Rapid Brigade of ISAF Czech contingent, participate in RPG shooting exercise at the...
Soldiers from the 4th Rapid Brigade of ISAF Czech contingent based in Chrudim, Czech Republic, participate in a RPG shooting exercise at the range in Camp Altimur in Logar province, some 140 km (87 miles) southeast of the capital Kabul, September 25, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic (AFGHANISTAN)REUTERS/Nikola Solic (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
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September 30, 2011
U.S. soldiers from Alpha Co, 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry, Task Force "Cacti" are enveloped with smoke...
Kunar, Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers from Alpha Co, 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry, Task Force "Cacti" are enveloped with smoke...
U.S. soldiers from Alpha Co, 2nd Battalion 35th Infantry, Task Force "Cacti" are enveloped with smoke as they fire 120 mm mortar at the Taliban position from Combat Outpost Penich, in Khas Konar district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 30, 2011. The soldiers hugged each other while stepping on the base of the mortar to avoid sudden movement. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
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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/
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July 19, 2009
Private First Class Sida (L) and Sergeant Campbell block their ears as they fire a 120mm mortar in support...
PESH VALLEY, Afghanistan
Private Sida and Sergeant Campbell fire a mortar in support of other members of Dagger Company, 2-12...
Private First Class Sida (L) and Sergeant Campbell block their ears as they fire a 120mm mortar in support of other members of Dagger Company, 2-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade further down the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province July 19, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AFGHANISTAN MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTXKTSH
October 10, 2001
Northern Alliance soldiers fire from the front line positions near the town of Charatoy in northern Afghanistan...
Charatoy, Afghanistan
Northern Alliance soldiers fire from the front line positions near the town of Charatoy in northern .....
Northern Alliance soldiers fire from the front line positions near the town of Charatoy in northern Afghanistan October 10, 2001. Afghanistan's ruling Taliban gave [Osama bin Laden] free rein to wage holy war on the United States as Washington said its war planes had the run of the Afghan skies. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E9781OUW01
AFGHANISTAN/
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July 19, 2010
U.S. Army soldiers with the 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, are covered in dust...
multiple cities, Afghanistan
US Army soldiers are covered in dust as a Chinook helicopter lands outside their base during a firefight...
U.S. Army soldiers with the 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, are covered in dust as a Chinook helicopter lands outside their base during a firefight at Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar, July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
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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/
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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/
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October 04, 2009
Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Alpha Battery, 425 Field Artillery, 3rd brigade of 10th Mountain Division...
KHERWAR, Afghanistan
Soldiers from the U.S. Army fire their 155 mm Howitzer in Cop Cherokee base
Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Alpha Battery, 425 Field Artillery, 3rd brigade of 10th Mountain Division based in Fort Drum, New York, fire their 155 mm Howitzer in Cop Cherokee base in Kherwar district in Logar province October 4, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT POLITICS MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
RTR30WWR
April 18, 2012
A U.S. Army soldier (C) from 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division fires a Carl Gustav recoilless...
ZHARY, Afghanistan
A U.S. Army soldier from 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division fires a Carl Gustav recoilless...
A U.S. Army soldier (C) from 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division fires a Carl Gustav recoilless rifle during a firefight with Taliban while on a mission in Zhary district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT)
AFGHANISTAN/
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July 16, 2011
U.S. Army soldiers from the mortars team, B company, 2-27 infantry fire a 82mm mortar from Combat Outpost...
COMBAT OUTPOST MONTI, Afghanistan
US Army soldiers from mortars team, B company, 2-27 infantry fire a 82mm mortar from Combat Outpost Monti...
U.S. Army soldiers from the mortars team, B company, 2-27 infantry fire a 82mm mortar from Combat Outpost Monti in Kunar province July 16, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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October 22, 2007
A wounded Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition crawls for cover seconds after his position was...
HOWZ-E-MADAD, Afghanistan
A wounded Canadian soldier crawls for cover after his position was hit by a Taliban shell in southern...
A wounded Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition crawls for cover seconds after his position was hit by a Taliban shell fired from an 82-millimeter recoilless rifle during an ambush in Zhari district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, October 23, 2007. One Canadian soldier was lightly wounded and an Afghan National Army soldier was shot in the shoulder during heavy fighting on Tuesday in the volatile Mowz-e-Madad area of Kandahar province. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN
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November 10, 2001
Afghan Northern Alliance soldiers fire a cannon near Deshitiqala in northern Afghanistan November 10,...
Khoja Bahawuddin, Afghanistan
Afghan Northern Alliance soldiers fire a cannon near Deshitiqala in northern Afghanistan
Afghan Northern Alliance soldiers fire a cannon near Deshitiqala in northern Afghanistan November 10, 2001. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
AFGHANISTAN NIGHTRAIDS/
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April 11, 2012
Afghan Special Forces participate in a night raid training exercise in Kabul April 11, 2012. It's a special-forces...
Kabul, Afghanistan
To go with AFGHANISTAN-NIGHTRAIDS/
Afghan Special Forces participate in a night raid training exercise in Kabul April 11, 2012. It's a special-forces entry like no other and guaranteed to spoil the element of surprise, but Afghanistan's new elite soldiers insist they will be no less effective in countering insurgents than controversial night raids by U.S. forces. To go with AFGHANISTAN-NIGHTRAIDS/ REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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May 11, 2010
German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) fire a mortar...
Kunduz, Afghanistan
Bundeswehr army soldiers fire a mortar from their combat outpost in the outskirts of Kunduz
German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the 3rd company of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) fire a mortar from their combat outpost in Chahar Dara district in the outskirts of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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January 05, 2009
Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 6-4 Cavalry fire a 120 mm mortar at Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern...
multiple cities, Afghanistan
Soldiers with the US Army's 6-4 Cavalry fire a 120 mm mortar at Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern...
Soldiers with the U.S. Army's 6-4 Cavalry fire a 120 mm mortar at Forward Operating Base Bostick in eastern Afghanistan January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN/
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July 14, 2011
U.S. army Private First Class Robert Gordon runs for cover after firing a rocket during a fire fight...
KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan
U.S. army Private First Class Gordon runs for cover during a fire fight against Taliban fighters in Kunar...
U.S. army Private First Class Robert Gordon runs for cover after firing a rocket during a fire fight 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 IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN
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May 16, 2010
A U.S. Marine from Lima Company 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines returns fire during a shootout with Taliban...
Helmand, Afghanistan
U.S. Marine from Lima Company 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines returns fire during a shootout with Taliban...
A U.S. Marine from Lima Company 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines returns fire during a shootout with Taliban fighters in Karez-e-Sayyidi, in the outskirts of Marjah district, Helmand province, May 15, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
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June 01, 2011
Army soldiers are silhouetted by artillery smoke while firing towards targets from Mohammad Gatt, located...
Mohmand Agency, Pakistan
Army soldiers are silhouetted by artillery smoke while firing towards targets from Mohammad Gatt, located...
Army soldiers are silhouetted by artillery smoke while firing towards targets from Mohammad Gatt, located in Mohmand Agency along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border June 1, 2011. One of Pakistan's top military commanders on Wednesday ruled out an imminent offensive in North Waziristan, contradicting earlier media reports that Pakistan had agreed to assault the militant-infested region. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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November 10, 2009
U.S. Army soldiers of 3/509 Infantry (ABN) BN Mortars Task Force Geronimo fire a 120mm Mortar during...
TIllman, Afghanistan
U.S. Army soldiers of 3/509 Infantry (ABN) BN Mortars Task Force Geronimo fire a 120mm Mortar during...
U.S. Army soldiers of 3/509 Infantry (ABN) BN Mortars Task Force Geronimo fire a 120mm Mortar during a training session at FOB Tillman, Afghanistan, November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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May 18, 2008
A U.S. Marine, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds his position as Taliban fighters open fire...
GARMSER, Afghanistan
A U.S. Marine, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds his position as Taliban fighters open fire...
A U.S. Marine, from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, holds his position as Taliban fighters open fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (AFGHANISTAN)
AFGHANISTAN
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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/
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July 13, 2011
U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie Battery, 3rd Regiment, 321st field artillery, 82nd Airborne...
Forward Operating Base Bostick, Afghanistan
U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie Battery, 3rd Regiment, 321st field artillery, 82nd Airborne...
U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Charlie Battery, 3rd Regiment, 321st field artillery, 82nd Airborne Division reload a M777 howitzer at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CONFLICT MILITARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN/
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July 03, 2007
An Afghan National Army soldier fires a heavy artillery during a live firing exercise in Kabul July 3,...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan National Army soldier fires a heavy artillery during a live firing exercise in Kabul
An Afghan National Army soldier fires a heavy artillery during a live firing exercise in Kabul July 3, 2007. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)
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