Thursday, August 13, 2009

DoD image of the day

A Chinook helicopter approaches troops from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS), during Operation TYRUNA in the Sangin Valley, Afghanistan. During the operation hundreds of troops swooped into a network of narcotics labs as part of a massive air assault which saw them bag 250 kilogrammes of wet opium and kill a number of insurgents. Eighteen UK, US and Australian helicopters carrying 300 soldiers from 3 SCOTS, accompanied by scores of Afghan troops, dropped into the Taliban stronghold just after nightfall on 7 August 2009. Click here to read more. [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2009]

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