PHOTOS: Operation Mountain Fire


U.S. Army Soldiers battle Taliban insurgents during Operation Mountain Fire in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan in July 2009.

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ABOVE: U.S. Army Soldiers and Afghan forces medically evacuate an insurgent, wounded after attacking coalition forces, to an American base to receive further medical treatment during Operation Mountain Fire in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, July 12, 2009. The U.S. Soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller.

 

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ABOVE: U.S. Army Soldiers fire mortar rounds at suspected Taliban fighting positions during Operation Mountain Fire in Barge Matal, a village in eastern Nuristan province, Afghanistan, July 12, 2009. U.S. and Afghan forces secured the remote mountain village, which was overwhelmed by insurgent forces several days before. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller.

 

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ABOVE: U.S. Army Soldiers search through a weapons and ammunition cache found while searching a hotel during Operation Mountain Fire in Barge Matal, a village in eastern Nuristan province, Afghanistan, July 12, 2009. The hotel is a known for harboring anti-Afghanistan forces. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller.

 

Gun Battle during Operation Mountain Fire in Nuristan province,

ABOVE: A U.S. Army Soldier fires at insurgent positions in the hills surrounding the village of Barge Matal during Operation Mountain Fire in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, July 12, 2009. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller.

 

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PHOTO: A U.S. Army Soldier calls for an airstrike on the hills surrounding the remote village of Barge Matal during Operation Mountain Fire in eastern Nuristan province, Afghanistan, July 12, 2009. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller.

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