Afghan, U.S. Special Forces clear Kandahar

By Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force Aca,!" SouthOctober 21, 2010

A group of Afghan women and children observe a group of Afghan Commandos with 3rd Commando Kandak, advised by Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, perform a village search during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan women and children observe a group of Afghan Commandos with 3rd Commando Kandak, advised by Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, perform a village search during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook, Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Commando with 3rd Commando Kandak provides security from a rooftop while an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter provides surveillance during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Commando with 3rd Commando Kandak provides security from a rooftop while an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter provides surveillance during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook/, Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Commando with 3rd Commando Kandak provides rooftop security during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Commando with 3rd Commando Kandak provides rooftop security during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook, Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan Commandos with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Special Forces Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, wait to board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan Commandos with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Special Forces Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, wait to board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook, Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan Commandos with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Special Forces Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, perform pre-combat checks and inspections before an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan Commandos with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Special Forces Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, perform pre-combat checks and inspections before an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 15, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook, Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan Commandos with 3rd Commando Kandak, advised by Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, await inspection during preparation for an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 13, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan Commandos with 3rd Commando Kandak, advised by Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, await inspection during preparation for an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 13, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook, Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan Commandos, with 3rd Commando Kandak, advised by Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, perform map reconnaissance during preparation for an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 13, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan Commandos, with 3rd Commando Kandak, advised by Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, perform map reconnaissance during preparation for an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 13, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook. Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan Commandos, with 3rd Commando Kandak, advised by Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, await inspection during preparation for an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 13, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. "The overall sentiment from the villagers during the operation was that of general distaste of the Taliban," said the SOTF-South team leader in charge of the operation.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan Commandos, with 3rd Commando Kandak, advised by Soldiers from Special Operations Task Force - South, await inspection during preparation for an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 13, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. "The overall sentiment from the villagers during the operation was that of general distaste of the Taliban," said the SOTF-South team leader in charge of the operation. (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook, Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL