Gunfight and Airstrike in Korengal Valley
A U.S. Army Soldier watches as U.S. Air Force F-15 Fighter Jets destroy insurgent positions with a bomb, after a 20-minute gun battle in Kunar province Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, August 13th. U.S. Service Members from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, routinely engage insurgents in the volatile valley. International Security Assistance Forces across Afghanistan have increased operations in recent months, in order to ensure safety and security during Afghanistan’s second national election, scheduled for the end of August.
Photo/Info courtesy of DVIDS - Photo by Sgt. Matthew Moeller - 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment