Monday, March 1, 2010

Live from Afghanistan's "The Big Picture" has posted its latest roundup of photos taken on the frontlines in Aghanistan, "Afghanistan, February, 2010."
"In southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, thousands of American, Afghan and British troops entered Marja in the biggest offensive of the war, with the goal of destroying the Taliban's largest haven and restoring government presence in southern Afghanistan. Resistance was sporadic and fierce as troops seized positions around the area. Stricter combat rules and a concerted effort by the Afghan government and NATO forces were aimed at not only protecting the civilian population, but planning for the aftermath, building infrastructure, support and trust in an area long dominated by the Taliban."
Here, a Marine with 1/3 Charlie company patrols a poppy field in Trikh Nawar.

"Afghanistan, September, 2009"

"Afghanistan, October, 2009"

"Afghanistan, November, 2009"

"Afghanistan, December, 2009"

"Afghanistan, January, 2010"