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ANA 209th Corps combat engineers commence fully independent operations

Afghan National Army 209th Corps’ 2nd Brigade Route Clearance Company leads a counter-improvised explosive device mission in the Charah Darah district of Regional Command-North, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brittany Ramos, Task Force Comet Public Affairs)



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This work, ANA 209th Corps combat engineers commence fully independent operations [Image 15 of 25], by 1LT Brittany Ramos, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.19.2012

Date Posted:01.04.2013 04:31

Photo ID:809662

VIRIN:121219-A-UT909-431

Resolution:3872x2592

Size:6.5 MB

Location:REGIONAL COMMAND-NORTH, AF

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