FRIDAY FOTO: March 23, 2012
21st Century Meets 12th Century
It looks like a U.S. Army armored vehicle has blundered onto the set of an Arabian Nights movie but this is actually a real village square in Afghanistan’s Paktika province near the Pakistani border. If you click on the photo to enlarge the image you can spot a tiny satellite or sat phone dish just to the left of the left-hand tower.
U.S. soldiers use their MRAP (mine protected ambush protected) vehicle to cordon off the square of a small village near Combat Outpost Yosef Khel. The soldiers helped Afghan forces conduct traffic check points near the village.
Entry filed under: Afghanistan, Counter Insurgency, FRIDAY FOTO, Pakistan, Photos, Skills and Training, Special Operations, Washington, Weaponry and Equipment. Tags: Afghanistan, Army, Counter Insurgency, counter terrorism, Pakistan, Paktika province.