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2/8 Marines engage in six-hour firefight with Taliban insurgents

Mortars strike a compound where Taliban insurgents opened fire on Marines with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, here Aug 13. The Marines suppressed the compound with indirect fire and close air support and maneuvered on the enemy position during a six-hour firefight.



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This work, 2/8 Marines engage in six-hour firefight with Taliban insurgents [Image 12 of 24], by 1LT Kurt Stahl, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.13.2009

Date Posted:08.19.2009 12:40

Photo ID:196439

VIRIN:090813-M-#####-005

Resolution:3504x2336

Size:585.46 KB

Location:MIAN POSHTEH, AF

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