• A U.S. Army Soldier calls for an airstrike on the hills surrounding Barge Matal, during Operation Mountain Fire in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province, July 12. Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Forces battled with insurgent forces in the late afternoon, after quickly securing the village's key areas early in the morning.

    Afghan, Coalition Forces Secure Barge Matal

    A U.S. Army Soldier calls for an airstrike on the hills surrounding Barge Matal, during Operation Mountain Fire in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province, July 12. Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Forces battled...

  • A Soldier with 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, fires an M4 rifle during a gun battle with insurgent forces in Barge Matal, Afghanistan, during Operation Mountain Fire, July 12. The tiny mountain village, in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province, was overwhelmed by anti-Afghanistan forces until combined elements of the Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Forces forced the insurgents to flee.

    Afghan, Coalition Forces Secure Barge Matal

    A Soldier with 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, fires an M4 rifle during a gun battle with insurgent forces in Barge Matal, Afghanistan, during Operation Mountain Fire, July 12. The tiny mountain village, in Afghanistan's...

  • A member of the Afghan national army calls for help as a member of the Afghan border police fires at anti-Afghanistan forces in the mountains surrounding Barge Matal in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province, during Operation Mountain Fire, July 12. Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Force's fought side-by-side during the gun battle, which started in late afternoon and lasted until coalition and ANSF forces forced the insurgents to flee in the early evening.

    Afghan, Coalition Forces Secure Barge Matal

    A member of the Afghan national army calls for help as a member of the Afghan border police fires at anti-Afghanistan forces in the mountains surrounding Barge Matal in Afghanistan's eastern Nuristan province, during Operation Mountain Fire, July 12...

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