Uprooting Taliban from Helmand

By Spc. Daniel LoveMay 9, 2007

American and British Soldiers make a security halt during a combat patrol in Sangin District.
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British Soldiers patrol Helmand Province.
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A Special Forces sergeant issues guidance to a squad of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Kandak, 209th Afghan National Army Corps.
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Soldiers patrol Sangin City.
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A paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division keeps a lookout over a main avenue of approach in the Sangin City District Center.
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A Special Operations physical therapist examines an Afghan child's wrist during a medical relief mission in Sangin City.
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Not all of the work is fighting. A 1st Kandak, 209th Afghan National Army Corps Soldier greets two children who came to a scheduled medical civil assistance program relief mission at Sangin City. Afghan and coalition forces treated more than 500 adults and children during a 3-day period.
7 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Not all of the work is fighting. A 1st Kandak, 209th Afghan National Army Corps Soldier greets two children who came to a scheduled medical civil assistance program relief mission at Sangin City. Afghan and coalition forces treated more than 500 adults and children during a 3-day period. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel Love) VIEW ORIGINAL
Special Forces Soldiers engage Taliban extremists.
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A Special Forces medic treats another Soldier who received shrapnel wounds from a rocket-propelled grenade explosion while battling Taliban fighters. The Soldier was able to continue fighting minutes later.
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A Special Forces Soldier (identity disguised), mans a  machine gun during 96-vehicle, 172-kilometer convoy from Kandahar Army Air Field to the Sangin District Center.
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Special Forces Soldiers arrive for the day's mission in a Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle at a staging area on an undisclosed forward operating base as two CH47 Chinook helicopters fly overhead.
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British Soldiers fire an M-777 155 mm howitzer at identified Taliban fighting positions near Sangin City.
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A plume of smoke rises from the artillery strike on a Taliban position.
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A Special Forces company commander meets with village elders and 1st Kandak, 209th Afghan National Army Corps counterparts to discuss military operations in Helmand Province.
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