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Scout snipers keep watch over Marines

Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6 and their attachments overlook the battlefield from a rooftop in Agha Ahmad, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2012. The Marines with Scout Sniper Platoon and their attachments stood in an over watch position to provide surveillance and gather intelligence on the enemy as part during Operation Helmand Viper.



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This work, Scout snipers keep watch over Marines [Image 1 of 4], by Sgt Ed Galo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.27.2012

Date Posted:08.31.2012 11:17

Photo ID:656223

VIRIN:120827-M-#####-090

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:3.46 MB

Location:AF

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