Afghan Commandos, villagers find peace in Kandahar

By Spc. Daniel P. ShookNovember 10, 2010

The view from a security overwatch position, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South)
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The view from a security overwatch position, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South) (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan National Army Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak observe as local men kneel and face west during a group prayer vigil, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Commandos, advised by U.S. Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, are conducting operations to rid insurgents from the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook - Special Operations Task Force - South)
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan National Army Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak observe as local men kneel and face west during a group prayer vigil, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Commandos, advised by U.S. Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, are conducting operations to rid insurgents from the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook - Special Operations Task Force - South) (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan men face west toward Mecca and pray, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan men face west toward Mecca and pray, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of Afghan men face west toward Mecca and pray, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of Afghan men face west toward Mecca and pray, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan Soldier medics with 3rd Commando Kandak perform first aid on an Afghan's injured foot, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Commandos, advised by Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, are conducting operations to rid insurgents from the region. The injury was preexisting and not related to the operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South).
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan Soldier medics with 3rd Commando Kandak perform first aid on an Afghan's injured foot, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Commandos, advised by Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South, are conducting operations to rid insurgents from the region. The injury was preexisting and not related to the operation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak utilize a small fire to keep warm after completing an operation to prevent insurgent activity, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Commandos are advised by Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South)
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan Soldiers with 3rd Commando Kandak utilize a small fire to keep warm after completing an operation to prevent insurgent activity, Nov. 7, 2010, in Arghistan District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Commandos are advised by Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South) (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak provides security overwatch during an operation to rid insurgents from Arghistan District, Nov. 7, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Commandos are advised by Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South)
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Soldier with 3rd Commando Kandak provides security overwatch during an operation to rid insurgents from Arghistan District, Nov. 7, 2010, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Commandos are advised by Soldiers with Special Operations Task Force - South. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook/Special Operations Task Force - South) (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL