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42 Commando helps clear key route in Nad’Ali District

Marine Roberto Saunders keeps an eye out for enemy activity as Marines with J Company, 42 Commando, rest during Operation Zamrod Pak 10, July 7, in Nad’Ali District, Helmand province. During the operation, J Company cleared a route from Loy Mandeh Kalay south to Lashkar Gah of improvised explosive device threats and established freedom of movement for coalition forces and locals.



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This work, 42 Commando helps clear key route in Nad’Ali District [Image 5 of 5], by PO2 Matthew Snodgrass, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.07.2011

Date Posted:07.12.2011 07:05

Photo ID:426544

VIRIN:110707-N-#####-933

Resolution:3000x2000

Size:4.84 MB

Location:NAD’ALI DISTRICT, AF

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