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Marines in Kajaki Sofla begin transition in Operation Eastern Storm

A Marine with 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, provides security during a recent patrol through the area. The unit is partnered with Afghan soldiers in Operation Eastern storm to clear the area of insurgents and allow residents to return to their homes. They began in Sangin and moved north along Route 611, clearing insurgents on their way to Kajaki. The unit is now turning its attention to strengthening relationships with local leaders to further eliminate the insurgent threat in the area.



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This work, Marines in Kajaki Sofla begin transition in Operation Eastern Storm [Image 5 of 6], by James Clark, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.31.2011

Date Posted:10.31.2011 12:49

Photo ID:481952

VIRIN:111025-M-#####-045

Resolution:4504x2984

Size:2.63 MB

Location:KAJAKI SOFLA DISTRICT, HELMAND, AF

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