Pic of the Day – US Troops Battle Afghan Insurgents

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A US Army Soldier watches as US Air Force F-15 Fighter Jets destroy insurgent positions with a bomb, after a 20 minute gun battle in Kunar province Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, Aug. 13. US Service Members from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, routinely engage insurgents in the volatile valley. International Security Assistance Forces across Afghanistan have increased operations in recent months, in order to ensure safety and security during Afghanistan’s second national election, scheduled for the end of August. (Photo by US Army Sgt. Matthew Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

[Image courtesy of the US Army Website.]

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