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Alpha troop battles Taliban in Afghanistan

Baz Ratner / Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers from Alpha troop, 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division carry an injured comrade to a helicopter during a firefight with Taliban during a mission in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province. The picture was taken on April 9, but was made available today.

Baz Ratner / Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers from Alpha troop, 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne division are silhouetted as they walk during a mission in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province on April 10.

Baz Ratner / Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers from Alpha troop, 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division break a new firing position in a wall during a mission in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan on April 10.

Baz Ratner / Reuters

A U.S. Army soldier from Alpha troop, 4-73 Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division checks his gear before a mission in the Maiwand district of Kandahar.

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