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Who would want to mix it up with these guys? Hand to hand combat at Royal Armed Forces Day, Falmouth 2013.

This is the reality of the battlefield… Bala Murghab River Valley, Afghanistan – The Bala Murghab River Valley has been a Taliban stronghold since the beginning of the Afghanistan War (Operation Enduring Freedom). Located in the rural mountain region of northwest Afghanistan; Bala Murghab is being used by the Taliban as a rest and regrouping …

This Finnish country boy did it the old fashioned way…

While on route in Eastern Afghanistan, a U.S. Army convoy gets attacked. This soldier took two RPGs to the right side of his turret. (He is alive and well and back in the U.S.)

Wardak, Afghanistan — During a BDA (Battle Damage Assessment) patrol to assess enemy KIA after 4 A-10 gun runs, Afghan forces engage Taliban fighters on a motorcycle. The initial engagement sparks a firefight that lasts 2 hours where over 3,000 rounds, 4 60mm mortars, and 4 Carl Gustav rounds are spent. There were no friendly …

[WATCH] Marines Storm Opium Factory In Helicopter Raid

Helmand Province, Afghanistan – Marines from 2/9 Echo conduct a search and seizure raid on a known Taliban opium factory in early 2013. As the helicopters come back in to complete the extraction, Taliban fighters open fire. The vast majority of Opium profits are used to fund Taliban operations, and “Fighting Season” normally begins about …

Snipers occupy a place of prestige on the battlefield… Check out some of their most interesting exploits…