ANA Patrolling in Afghanistan

This slide show features Afghan soldiers from the Afghan National Army conducting security operations throughout the country and highlights the challenges they meet on a daily basis.

Credit: Defense Imagery Management Operations Center, Muhammad Afghan District, Afghanistan, April 12th, 2010

  • In the first two photos members of an Afghan-international security force pull security outside a compound in the Sabari District, Khowst province, Afghanistan.
  • The third photo shows members of an Afghan-international security force preparing to board a CH-47 Chinook after completing a mission in the Muhammad Aghan District, Logar province, Afghanistan, February 20th.
  • The fourth photo shows an Afghan joint security force moving to a building in the Chak-e-Wardak District where intelligence indicated militant activity, Wardak province, Afghanistan, January1st.
  • The fifth photo shows members of the Afghan-international security force coming under heavy fire from mortar and tracer rounds. The joint force came under fire preparing for extraction, Wardak province, Afghanistan, January 29th.
  • The sixth photo shows a member of an Afghan-international security force pulsing security from a roof while pursuing a Taliban facilitator in the Muhammad Aghan District, Logar province, Afghanistan, February 20th.
  • The seventh photo shows an Afghan-international security force exiting after a mission in the Wali Mohammad Shaheed District. During the mission the joint force captured a Taliban sub-commander, accused of leading rocket attacks against Afghan and coalition forces, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, February 9th.
  • The eighth photo shows a member of an Afghan-international security force pulling security, targeting a compound in the Nahr-e Saraj District. During the search of the buildings the combined forces detained two suspected militants, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 1st.
  • The ninth photo shows a member of an Afghan-international security force finding several weapons during a search for a Taliban commander on a compound in Kandahar City, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, January 6th.
  • The tenth photo shows members of an Afghan-international combined force convoying to a targeted area after intelligence indicated militant activity, Helmand province, Afghanistan, February 14th.
  • The final photo shows members of an Afghan-international security force in the Nahr-e Saraj District after militant activity was discovered in Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 1st.

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***Posted April 10th, 2010

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