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    Needles in the woodpile [Image 3 of 28]

    Needles in the woodpile

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN

    09.26.2011

    Photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Crail 

    172nd Infantry Brigade

    Afghan civilians mill about the Charbaran Bazaar as coalition forces prepare to enter and search the area. The wood piles in the foreground of the photo contain a cache of explosives later detonated by the clearing force. Afghan National Security Forces and soldiers of Task Force Black Lions, 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade air assaulted under the cover of darkness into the rugged mountain ranges ringing the Charbaran Valley in order to disrupt insurgent activity in the area and prevent planning for spectacular attacks elsewhere in the country. The air assault was the largest ever conducted by the 172nd Infantry Brigade, involving two battalion-sized task forces.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 09.26.2011
    Date Posted: 11.02.2011 04:43
    Photo ID: 482663
    VIRIN: 110926-A-#####-372
    Resolution: 3987x2848
    Size: 5.88 MB
    Location: PAKTIKA PROVINCE, AF 

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