Afghan Commandos, Police secure rural Kandahar

By Spc. Daniel P. ShookApril 6, 2011

A U.S. servicemember with Special Operations Task Force - South and Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, search a compound during the early morning hours of an operation the hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Also assisting in the Commando-led operation were members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. servicemember with Special Operations Task Force - South and Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, search a compound during the early morning hours of an operation the hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Also assisting in the Commando-led operation were members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. servicemembers with Special Operations Task Force - South and Afghan Commandos, with Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, observe as an MH-47 Chinook helicopter approaches after completing an operation to prevent insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Also assisting in the Commando-led operation were members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. servicemembers with Special Operations Task Force - South and Afghan Commandos, with Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, observe as an MH-47 Chinook helicopter approaches after completing an operation to prevent insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Also assisting in the Commando-led operation were members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan children observe from a distance as Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, patrol a village during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Leading the operation were Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, who were joined by members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan children observe from a distance as Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, and U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, patrol a village during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Leading the operation were Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, who were joined by members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
A U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controller, with Special Operations Task Force - South, scans the surrounding area via rooftop while providing security overwatch during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Leading the operation were Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, who were joined by members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controller, with Special Operations Task Force - South, scans the surrounding area via rooftop while providing security overwatch during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Leading the operation were Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, who were joined by members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Commando, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, assists a villager in filling a container with water as other villagers face towards Mecca and pray during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Commando, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, assists a villager in filling a container with water as other villagers face towards Mecca and pray during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, conduct a security patrol while clearing compounds during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Afghan Commandos, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, conduct a security patrol while clearing compounds during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Commando, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, scans the horizon while providing security during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Commando, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, scans the horizon while providing security during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Commando, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, rounds a corner while patrolling during the early morning hours of an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Commando, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, rounds a corner while patrolling during the early morning hours of an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Afghan Commando, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, enters a room while clearing a compound during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Afghan Commando, with the Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, enters a room while clearing a compound during an operation to hinder insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Assistance during the Commando-led operation was provided by U.S. servicemembers, with Special Operations Task Force - South, members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. servicemembers with Special Operations Task Force - South and Afghan Commandos, with Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, approach an MH-47 Chinook helicopter before boarding it after completing an operation to prevent insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Also assisting in the Commando-led operation were members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released).
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. servicemembers with Special Operations Task Force - South and Afghan Commandos, with Afghan National Army's 3rd Commando Kandak, approach an MH-47 Chinook helicopter before boarding it after completing an operation to prevent insurgent activity in northern Panjwa'i District, Mar. 29, 2011, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Also assisting in the Commando-led operation were members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and Panjwa'i Deputy Chief of Police, Mohibullah. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daniel P. Shook)(Released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Daniel P. Shook) VIEW ORIGINAL