Afghan, Coalition forces find firefights, IEDs in Panjwa'i

By Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force Aca,!" SouthOctober 29, 2010

A U.S. Army Special Forces team leader with Special Operations Task Force - South communicates with fellow Soldiers via radio during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 26, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
1 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army Special Forces team leader with Special Operations Task Force - South communicates with fellow Soldiers via radio during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 26, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Solders with Special Operations Task Force – South watch as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands Oct. 26, 2010, after completing an operation to impede Taliban activity in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force – South).
2 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Solders with Special Operations Task Force – South watch as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter lands Oct. 26, 2010, after completing an operation to impede Taliban activity in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force – South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force Aca,!" South) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak, supported by Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, braces himself before he jumps across a ditch as he follows his fellow Soldiers during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 25, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
3 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak, supported by Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, braces himself before he jumps across a ditch as he follows his fellow Soldiers during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 25, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Special Forces Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, walk alongside a plowed field during an operation to rid insurgent from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 25, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South).
4 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Special Forces Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, walk alongside a plowed field during an operation to rid insurgent from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 25, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak fires an M240B heavy machine gun from a defensive position during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 25, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South).
5 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak fires an M240B heavy machine gun from a defensive position during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 25, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak scans a field and watches for suspicious activity while pulling rooftop security, Oct. 25, 2010, in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South).
6 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak scans a field and watches for suspicious activity while pulling rooftop security, Oct. 25, 2010, in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak utilizes night-vision goggles to illuminate the darkness during his nighttime guard shift, Oct. 25, 2010, in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
7 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak utilizes night-vision goggles to illuminate the darkness during his nighttime guard shift, Oct. 25, 2010, in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan man observes as a Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak disassembles and cleans his M4 carbine rifle during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 26, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
8 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan man observes as a Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak disassembles and cleans his M4 carbine rifle during an operation to rid insurgents from Panjwa'i District, Oct. 26, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A young Afghan girl brings a pot of water to boil as she observes Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, in her village in Panjwa'i District, Oct. 26, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
9 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A young Afghan girl brings a pot of water to boil as she observes Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, in her village in Panjwa'i District, Oct. 26, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak speak with an Afghan civilian about Taliban presence in the area, Oct. 26, 2010, in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
10 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak speak with an Afghan civilian about Taliban presence in the area, Oct. 26, 2010, in Panjwa'i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force - South) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force – South, approach a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after completing an operation to impede Taliban activity, Oct. 26, 2010, in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force – South).
11 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force – South, approach a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after completing an operation to impede Taliban activity, Oct. 26, 2010, in Panjwa’i District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force – South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook / Special Operations Task Force Aca,!" South) VIEW ORIGINAL