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Posted: 3/18/2002 2:12:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 2:25:58 PM EDT by ArmdLbrl]
[center]Fighting for the vilages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan, on March 8-10, 2002 [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951919.afghanistan_fighting_ny174.jpg[/img] U.S. Army 10th Mountain soldier Jorge Avino from Miami, Fla., carves the body count that their mortar team has chalked up on a rock, Saturday, March 9, 2002, near the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The team said they have killed 40 plus people, hit 12 vehicles and destroyed one mortar team near the villages, where an alleged al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold came under intense bombing and firefights. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951930.afghanistan_fighting_ny176.jpg[/img] U.S. Army 10th Mountain soldiers Spc. Duncan Domey from Beverly, Mass., keeps an eye out while riding on a resupply mission Saturday, March 9, 2002, near the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The towns were an alleged al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold that came under intense bombing and firefights as the coalition forces battled to root them out. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951937.afghanistan_fighting_ny177.jpg[/img] U.S. Army 10th Mountain soldiers shoot at an enemy position with their 120 mm mortar March 9, 2002, near the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The towns were an alleged al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold that came under intense bombing and firefights as the coalition forces battled to root them out. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951940.afghanistan_fighting_ny197.jpg[/img] U.S. Army 10th Mountain soldiers blow a lock off a door as they take over a dwelling Friday, March 8, 2002, near the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The villages were an alleged al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold that came under intense bombing and firefights as the coalition forces battled to root them out. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle) [/center]
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:25:12 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951958.afghanistan_fighting_ny173.jpg[/img] U.S. Army 10th Mountain soldiers take over a dwelling Friday, March 8, 2002, near the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The villages were an alleged al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold that came under intense bombing and firefights as the coalition forces battled to root them out. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951959.afghanistan_fighting_ny171.jpg[/img] United States Army 10th Mountain soldiers take over a dwelling Friday March 8, 2002 near the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The villages allegedly were al-Qaida and Taliban strongholds that came under intense attack as the coalition forces battled to root them out. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951896.afghanistan_fighting_ny184.jpg[/img] United States Army 10th Mountain soldiers keep an eye out for enemies as they take over dwellings Friday, March 8, 2002 near the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The villages allegedly were al-Qaida and Taliban strongholds that came under intense attack as the coalition forces battled to root them out. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951867.afghanistan_fighting_ny183.jpg[/img] United States Army 10th Mountain soldiers direct mortar fire on enemy positions Saturday, March 9, 2002 near the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The towns allegedly were al-Qaida and Taliban strongholds that came under intense attack as the coalition forces battled to root them out. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle) [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951831.afghanistan_fighting_ny180.jpg[/img] Smoke billows from rockets fired from Marine Cobra helicopters Sunday, March 10, 2002 on the villages of Sherkhankheyl, Marzak and Bobelkiel, Afghanistan. The villages were al-Qaida and Taliban strongholds that came under intense attack as the coalition forces battled to root them out. (AP Photo/Pool, Joe Raedle)
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:12:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:17:58 PM EDT
Hey, whats up with this strange shooting position? [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951959.afghanistan_fighting_ny171.jpg[/img] Odd, isn't it?
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:29:47 PM EDT
What, the guy in the foreground? I don't see anythign wrong/odd with his posture? I mean, his head is not curently lined up to the sights, but other than that? -Justin
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:34:45 PM EDT
Hey man, my BDUs are a little dusty. I think I'm gonna go stand by the mortar for a minute. [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020312/capt.1015951937.afghanistan_fighting_ny177.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:39:10 PM EDT
Is that a 120mm mortar? I thought only motorized units had those.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:41:30 PM EDT
HOOAH!
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 4:03:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: Hey man, my BDUs are a little dusty. I think I'm gonna go stand by the mortar for a minute.
LOL
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 4:12:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JTR: What, the guy in the foreground? I don't see anythign wrong/odd with his posture? I mean, his head is not curently lined up to the sights, but other than that? -Justin
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Yes the guy in the left forground, the guy who takes up half the picture. He has got the butt of the carbine up over his shoulder and his right eye about a inch from the rear sight. There are no opitcs on that, just the IR aiming laser. What is he doing looking through the rear sight like that?
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 4:14:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl: Hey, whats up with this strange shooting position? Odd, isn't it?
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Perhaps the soldier is using his high-speed infrared laser gizmo to "paint" a target.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 4:27:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Renamed:
Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl: Hey, whats up with this strange shooting position? Odd, isn't it?
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Perhaps the soldier is using his high-speed infrared laser gizmo to "paint" a target.
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No one is wearing NVG's so he isn't pointing anything out to the guys with him, that kind of laser cant designate for bombs. Still that is the most logical solution.
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