mintsmintsmints:

Special Forces raid a house with ANA soldiers, only to be ambushed inside the house itself.

A round impacts the ANA soldier’s magazine (seen in the second gif, watch for sparks).

Apparently the ANA soldier who cut and ran was killed outside the compound, but the SF killed the ambushing insurgent and captured at least two others.

(x)

Shit.



AMD-65
Two Afghans, probably police cadets, with the Hungarian made AMD-65. The short, compact overall size makes it popular to carry in vehicles or conceal under robes. Although the muzzle brake helps tame recoil, it’s design creates rather significant muzzle blast, making it uncomfortable for the person standing beside you.

AMD-65

Two Afghans, probably police cadets, with the Hungarian made AMD-65. The short, compact overall size makes it popular to carry in vehicles or conceal under robes. Although the muzzle brake helps tame recoil, it’s design creates rather significant muzzle blast, making it uncomfortable for the person standing beside you.


gunrunnerhell:

Smoke break…
Afghan soldier taking a rest in the shade. He has an RPG-7 gunner pack which can hold either 2 to 4 rockets depending on who made it. An actual RPG-7 full canvas carry case though is extremely rare, I’ve only seen one and it was part of a massive inert ordnance collection.

gunrunnerhell:

Smoke break…

Afghan soldier taking a rest in the shade. He has an RPG-7 gunner pack which can hold either 2 to 4 rockets depending on who made it. An actual RPG-7 full canvas carry case though is extremely rare, I’ve only seen one and it was part of a massive inert ordnance collection.


gunrunnerhell:

Payday…

An Afghan Local Policeman receives his first payment in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 9, 2013. Afghan Local Police complement counterinsurgency efforts by assisting and supporting rural areas with limited Afghan National Security Forces presence, in order to enable conditions for improved security, governance and development. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau/Released)




lil-crazi:

U.S. Marine Lt. Scott Holub of Pasadena, Md., from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, runs carrying an Afghan National Army soldier who was shot in the leg during a battle with the Taliban. 
Humility at its finest. 

lil-crazi:

U.S. Marine Lt. Scott Holub of Pasadena, Md., from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, runs carrying an Afghan National Army soldier who was shot in the leg during a battle with the Taliban.

Humility at its finest. 


An Afghan soldier stands guard during a gathering in Gushta district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

An Afghan soldier stands guard during a gathering in Gushta district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)


NATO troops inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, on November 21, 2012. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)

NATO troops inspect the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, on November 21, 2012. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)


makethemostofallyougot:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/multimedia/os-poynter-conflict-zone-photography-20111111,0,3965608.storyAfghanistan British and Afghan troops battle Taliban. (Jason P. Howe)
Akili-Casundria RamsessOrlando Sentinel
November 11, 2011

semperannoying:

Afghan army soldiers fire a mortar to calibrate it at Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan January 19, 2009.

semperannoying:

Afghan army soldiers fire a mortar to calibrate it at Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan January 19, 2009.


militaryandweapons:

Dramatic photo of troops taking fire in Afghanistan. Foreground, US paratrooper fires at the enemy by AN HONORABLE GERMAN on Flickr.

gunsandposes:

An American officer gives aiming tips to an Afghan soldier at FOB Shank, Logar province, Afghanistan. March 13, 2012.

gunsandposes:

An American officer gives aiming tips to an Afghan soldier at FOB Shank, Logar province, Afghanistan. March 13, 2012.



Belt-fed…
An Afghan soldier with an older M16 rifle and a PKM. You can see the distinct ammo belt links, and the PKM’s forward folding bipod. The M16 looks like it has the older triangular handguards.

Belt-fed…

An Afghan soldier with an older M16 rifle and a PKM. You can see the distinct ammo belt links, and the PKM’s forward folding bipod. The M16 looks like it has the older triangular handguards.


hmarmedforces:

Nothing says “Teamwork” better then British troops supporting Afghan soldiers and police on an operation to clear insurgents from the Lower Gereshk Valley, in the north of Nahr-e Saraj district of Afghanistan.


© MOD / Crown Copyright, 2011.

hmarmedforces:

Nothing says “Teamwork” better then British troops supporting Afghan soldiers and police on an operation to clear insurgents from the Lower Gereshk Valley, in the north of Nahr-e Saraj district of Afghanistan.

© MOD / Crown Copyright, 2011.