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Mark Fayloga

Explosive ordnance disposal Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 destroy an improvised explosive device cache found by Marines from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, in an abandoned compound east of their newly established observation post in Southern Shorsurak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, during Operation New Dawn, June 20. While patrolling the Marines found two directional fragmentation improvised explosive devices weighing 35 pounds each, 15 feet of detonation cord and 15 pounds of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder. Operation New Dawn is a joint operation between Marine Corps units and the Afghanistan National Army to disrupt enemy forces, which have been using the sparsely populated region between Marjah and Nawa as a safe haven.
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Dread08 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Mark Fayloga, Great photographer and took alot of good stuff out here
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TomoFromFire Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i lke the guy just chillin out in the corner
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Coonass Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
wow, I was there when we cleared that village, nice to see its still firmly in our hands, that place was a fucking haven for guy putting IEDs on the 605
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Hessmix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that was captured beautifully.
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artistjoshmills Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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cosmicfabric Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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OneWhistle Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Looks soft in spots-is that dust from the concussion coming off the wall? Nice shot!
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lumberjake Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
the US Milirtary is the best!!!!! keep it up boys and girls!
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DimmuBorgirmi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
OOH-rah, MARINES!!!
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cyborgagent017 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Awesome photo...amazing to hear what actually happens over there.
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
And it's the IED's that kill more soldiers than the actual insurgents, I hear.
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ShikukuWabe Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
IED and likes are 80% of military vs terror casualties everywhere around the world.
even a 'trained' terrorist is not a match for a trained soldier of modern countries in skill and equipment, the simple fact they use AKs vs M4 variations is enough to show how much they really understand about combat.

mines, ied, rpg on barricades, suicide bombers, thats what gets ppl killed, the only exception of all the methods is Snipers, even though its still one of these cowardly hit and run tactics.

In Israel, 96% of face to face combats (few meters range) always end in favor of our soldiers, that doesnt mean they dont get injured, theres also times one dies, but I can assure u terrorists kill more ppl by sheer luck rather than aiming skills.
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DoubleSpiel Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is more or less the definition of terrorist, then, isn't it?
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Indeed.
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Captain-Varro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, the insurgents would not have lasted long in conventional head-on fighting.
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
It makes me wish I could invent a device that could detect IED's from a safe distance.
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Captain-Varro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too, then it would be over very quickly for the insurgents with their best weapon rendered ineffective.
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
*heavy sigh* :(
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