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2nd Platoon Apache Company root out IEDs; disrupt insurgent activity

After collecting a few improvised explosive devices near an IED making facility, the 787th Explosive Ordinance Team placed them in the insurgent used building, set a charge and destroyed the building along with the IEDs, July 30, 2012 in southern Afghanistan.



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This work, 2nd Platoon Apache Company root out IEDs; disrupt insurgent activity [Image 36 of 56], by SGT Matt Young, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.30.2012

Date Posted:08.09.2012 09:41

Photo ID:642070

VIRIN:120730-A-VB107-904

Resolution:2859x2848

Size:5.67 MB

Location:AF

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