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  • Photos of the Week: Aussies Patrolling in Afghanistan
    Posted by David Hughes 2:38 PM on Aug 05, 2008

    Reconstruction Task Force 4 is expanding its operations north from its base in Tarin Kowt, building a series of patrol bases for use by International Security Assistance Force and the Afghan National Police and Army. The Task Force is now operating regularly north of Tarin Kowt, an area of great strategic significance to the Taliban in Oruzgan Province. All five photos are from the Australian Ministry of Defense and were taken on July 6, 2008.

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    Above an Australian Bushmaster provides overwatch for a patrol in Oruzgan Province.

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    Above, Private Anthony Carruthers patrols a Taliban supply route near Baluchi, Afghanistan.

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    Above, Warrant Officer Shane Findlater uses his Laser Range Finder to observe a Taliban supply line.

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    Above, Corporal Ben Langens uses his weapon sight to observe a Taliban supply route.

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    Above, an unidentified  soldier from the Reconstruction Task Force provides security for the Deputy Governor and government officials of Oruzgan Province who arrive in a CH47 Chinook helicopter for a Super Shura, a meeting of community leaders.

    Tags: ar99, australia, afghanistan

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