Shura Gathering in Afghanistan

Photos from's 2010 Afghan Embed - During a "shura" gathering at a joint US and Afghan army outpost in Yahya Khel, Afghanistan, with local elders, villagers and the provincial governor of Paktika, insurgents fired a barrage of five mortars on the base. Soldiers with 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry sighted through their sniper rifles and coordinated with air support in hopes of catching the mortar team in the open.


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