Thursday, May 14, 2009

Three Looks at Afghanistan

Just some links today.

The first two links describe the same ambush on a patrol in Afghanistan's Korangal Valley, but from different perspectives.

The Taliban attacked by detonating a bomb after part of the patrol had passed the position of the bomb, thus dividing the patrol in half. The first link is to a film of the patrol made by a video team that was in the rear.

The second link is to photos made by a photographer (Tyler Hicks) who was in the forward part of the patrol.

Last year Tyler Hicks also took these pictures of Kabul.

1 comment:

Jeannelle said...

Sad, frustrating situation. Brave people fighting on both sides. What will the answer ever be for Afghanistan.

From news reports of several years ago, I was struck by the beauty of the Afghan peoples' faces.