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Posted: 12/1/2001 5:23:05 PM EST
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011201/mdf93920.jpg[/img] General James Mattis, Commander of Task Force 58, briefs marines as he tours the front line positions of a light mortar company December 1, 2001. (Jim Hollander/Reuters
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 5:23:47 PM EST
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011201/mdf93890.jpg[/img] A homemade sign warns that Taliban forces are nearby as US Marines fill sand bags around their light mortar position at a Marine Corps base in southern Afghanistan December 1, 2001. U.S. marines guarding a desert airstrip in southern Afghanistan are more concerned about small groups of fighters than a major assault. 'I don't think a vehicle would get close, I would look for something smaller in size, maybe small teams looking to get to us and do some damage,' said First Sergeant Phil Fascetti whose men originally raided the airstrip last Sunday and have been defending it ever since. (Jim Hollander/Reuters)
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 5:24:47 PM EST
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011201/mdf93895.jpg[/img] A column of US Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicles kicks up Afghan desert dust December 1, 2001 as it makes its way near the US Marine base in southern Afghanistan. U.S. bombers and Pashtun tribesmen clawed at the Taliban's last bastion of Kandahar as Afghan factions appeared close to a power-sharing deal. (Jim Hollander/Reuters
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 5:26:08 PM EST
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20011201/mdf93931.jpg[/img] US Marine Lance Cpl Joel Cheney(L) fills a sandbag held by Lance Cpl Chris Saunders as they fortify their desert position on the frontlines of the Marines base in southern Afghanistan December 1, 2001. Weary Afghan factions appeared close to agreeing on a power-sharing deal at talks in Germany as U.S. Marines and Pashtun tribesmen dug in for what could be a desperate and bloody battle for the Taliban's last stronghold of Kandahar. (Jim Hollander/Reuters)
Link Posted: 12/1/2001 6:26:12 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/1/2001 6:58:27 PM EST
Very nice! [50]
Link Posted: 12/2/2001 8:20:54 PM EST
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