FRIDAY FOTO: March 23, 2012

March 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm 1 comment

21st Century Meets 12th Century

Defense Dept. photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, U.S. Army

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.

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  • 1. nonoymanga  |  March 22, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Very nice it’s like a scene from a scifi movies. Good day Nonoy Manga

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