We continue today with the final parts of our five-part series from reporter Anna Mulrine, who was embedded with US Army troops in Afghanistan in the Pech River Valley.
Part Three: 1st Platoon’s ‘last stand’
Part Four: A race against daybreak
Part Five: What was it all for?
Read the whole series here.
PHOTO: Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 32nd infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division take cover near Shigal village in Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan on Dec. 7, 2009. (Newscom/File)
Here’s part two of our five part Series Battle for Afghanistan’s Gambir Jungle from Monitor reporter Anna Mulrine, who was embedded with US Troops in Afghanistan. Today’s read: Into the Valley of Death.
US Army soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd battalion, 35th infantry regiment, Task Forces Bronco climb down from the top of the hill which overlooks the river Darya ye Kunar in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province on Aug. 19, 2011. (REUTERS/Nikola Solic/File)
Monitor reporter Anna Mulrine is embedded with Havoc Company in Afghanistan, and reporting on “Operation Hammer Down” - one of the repeated efforts by the US military to clear Al-Qaeda training camps from the Pech River Valley.
Part 1: Soldiers’ tale of an epic fight