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15 February 2010

This is the first in a series showing Afghanistan wartime architecture in 5 parts.

Part 1: http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1001/af-war-arch-01-01.htm

Part 2: http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1001/af-war-arch-01-02.htm

Part 4: http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1001/af-war-arch-01-04.htm

Part 5: http://cryptome.org/info/af-war-arch-1001/af-war-arch-01-05.htm


Afghanistan Wartime Architecture January 2010
Part 3

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An uncle of an Afghan policeman, right, who was killed while fighting Taliban fighters, speaks to Afghan Interior Minister Mohammad Hanief Atmar, left, during a function to honor policemen for their response to the recent Taliban assault on the center of Kabul, at police headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. AP

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Afghan Interior Minister Mohammad Hanief Atmar, left, greets an Afghan police officer during a function to honor policemen for their response to the recent Taliban assault on the center of Kabul, at police headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 25, 2010. AP

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A U.S. Marine throws a football at Delaram base in Nimroz province, southern Afghanistan January 24, 2010. AP

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U.S. Army Platoon Leader Lt. John Cumbie, center, of the 2-12 Infantry, based out of Fort Carson, Colo. shakes hands with a local elder after they discussed the funding and management of a small local development project, in Ghalbalay, a village in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 23, 2010. Despite the often cordial relations with local villagers, the soldiers of Task Force Lethal also regularly receive small and large-arms fire from Taliban militants who operate in the hillsides of the Pech Valley. AP

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An Afghan girl looks out from a doorway at an Afghan National Army soldier who helps search an area thought to have been used recently as a firing position by Taliban militants, during a joint U.S. - Afghan patrol in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Sunday Jan. 24, 2010. AP

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Soldiers with the US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion patrol the main street of Zerak January 23, 2010 next to their Combat Outpost (COP) in Zerak, Afghanistan. The soldiers went to the town to try and gather information following a rocket and mortar attack on COP Zerak yesterday. COP Zerak, located in Paktika Province, works disrupting and suppressing Taliban routes into Afghanistan from neighboring Pakistan. The province, which is roughly the size of Vermont, shares a restive and porous 600 kilometer border with Pakistan. Getty

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A man is searched for weapons by a member of the Afghan National Police (ANP) January 23, 2010 in Zerak, Afghanistan. Zerak, located in Paktika Province, which is roughly the size of Vermont, shares a restive and porous 600 kilometer border with Pakistan. Getty

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Soldiers with the US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion patrol the main street of Zerak January 23, 2010 next to their Combat Outpost (COP) in Zerak, Afghanistan. Getty

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Soldiers with the US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion speak with villagers January 23, 2010 next to their Combat Outpost (COP) in Zerak, Afghanistan. Getty

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antry Battalion grabs his weapon during a patrol along the main street of Zerak January 23, 2010 next to their Combat Outpost (COP) in Zerak, Afghanistan. Getty

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U.S. Army soldier of the 2-12 Infantry Pfc. Richard Hernandez, from Long Beach, Calif. , hops over a rock wall on patrol in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 23, 2010. The soldiers of Task Force Lethal regularly receive small and large-arms fire from Taliban militants who operate in the hillsides of the Pech Valley. AP

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U.S. Army Medic Casey Ackerman, from Plano, Texas, of the 2-12 Infantry, steps over a livestock fence during a patrol in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Saturday Jan. 23, 2010. AP

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Soldiers with the US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion patrol the main street of Zerak January 23, 2010 next to their Combat Outpost (COP) in Zerak, Afghanistan. Getty

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Soldiers with the US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion patrol the main street of Zerak on January 23, 2010 next to their Combat Outpost (COP) in Zerak, Afghanistan. Getty

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Soldiers with US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion stand inside protective shelter during an afternoon rocket and mortar attack on Combat Outpost (COP) Zerak on January 22, 2010 in Zerak, Afghanistan. No injuries were reported in the heavy rocket and mortar barrage which resulted in nine mortars landing inside of the small base. COP Zerak, located in Paktika Province, works at disrupting and suppressing Taliban routes into Afghanistan from neighboring Pakistan. The province, which is roughly the size of Vermont, shares a restive and porous 600 kilometer border with Pakistan. Getty

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Soldiers with US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion stand inside protective shelter during an afternoon rocket and mortar attack on Combat Outpost (COP) Zerak on January 22, 2010 in Zerak, Afghanistan. Getty

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U.S. Army Pvt. Brandon Rowe, from Brownwood, Texas, of the 2-12 Infantry, stands of a porch keeping watch on the distance, during a patrol in Sundray, a village in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Friday Jan. 22, 2010. AP

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Soldiers with US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion stand beside protective shelter during an afternoon rocket and mortar attack on Combat Outpost (COP) Zerak on January 22, 2010 in Zerak, Afghanistan. Getty

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A U.S. solider exercises at Delaram base in Nimroz province, southern Afghanistan January 22, 2010. Reuters

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A U.S. Marine helicopter lands at Delaram base in Nimroz province, southern Afghanistan January 22, 2010. Reuters

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Spc. Edgar Pena with the US Army Able Company, 3-509 Infantry Battalion and of Woodland, California stands beside his optics site during an afternoon rocket and mortar attack on Combat Outpost (COP) Zerak on January 22, 2010 in Zerak, Afghanistan. Getty

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U.S. Army Medic Casey Ackerman, from Plano, Texas, of the 2-12 Infantry, runs across an exposed footbridge during a patrol in Sundray, a village in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Friday Jan. 22, 2010. AP

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Members of a U.S. Army mortar team fire on Taliban positions with a 120mm mortar, at Combat Outpost Michigan, in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Thursday Jan. 21, 2010. The soldiers from the 2-12 Infantry, Task Force Lethal at COP Michigan regularly receive small and large-arms fire from Taliban militants who operate in the hillsides overlooking the base. AP

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Members of a U.S. Army mortar team look for the impacts in the nearby hills after firing on Taliban positions with a 120mm mortar, at Combat Outpost Michigan, in the Pech Valley, Kunar province, northeastern Afghanistan, Thursday Jan. 21, 2010. The soldiers from the 2-12 Infantry, Task Force Lethal at COP Michigan regularly receive small and large-arms fire from Taliban militants who operate in the hillsides overlooking the base. AP