Afghanistan Night Operations Photos

Coalition force members provide security during an operation in Pul-e ‘Alam District, Logar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 1, 2013. The mission’s force was to search for and detain a Taliban facilitator in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Liam Mulrooney)

Coalition force members kneel during an operation in Nerkh District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. The purpose of the operation was to detain a mid-level Taliban extremist. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Liam Mulrooney)

Afghan and coalition force members investigate a possible improvised explosive device manufacturing site during an operation in western Maiwand District, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2013. The mission was to detain a Taliban leader involved in lethal facilitation in IED manufacturing operations and direct action attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Dewitt)

Coalition force members huddle to discuss evidence found in the compound of a known Taliban leader in Nerkh District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. The purpose of the operation was to detain a Taliban extremist. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Liam Mulrooney)

Afghan and coalition security force members scan for potential enemy in search of a senior Taliban leader in Panjwa’i district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 30, 2013. The security force detained seven extremists as a result of the operation, the leader was in charge of a cell of fighters responsible for direct and indirect fire attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. He coordinated improvised explosive device and suicide bomber operations throughout Kandahar province, and was involved in facilitating weapons to extremists. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Matthew R. Hulett)

Afghan and coalition security force members stand on top of a mountainside during an operation in search of a senior Taliban leader in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2013. The Taliban leader was detained during the operation. He had operational control over a group of fighters responsible for attacks against Afghan and coalition forces throughout Kandahar province. He also served as a key facilitator in the area, procuring and distributing weapons and other military supplies to multiple cells of Taliban fighters. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Travis Jones)

An Afghan and coalition security force await departure for a mission in Zurmat dstrict, Paktiya province, Feb. 9, 2013. The mission resulted in the arrest of a Taliban leader that executed improvised explosive device emplacements throughout Zurmat district targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He was the second-in-command of Taliban fighting cell with nearly 45 insurgent fighters. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized an assault-rifle with associated gear and ammunition. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Codie Mendenhall)

Afghan and coalition security force members search a courtyard during a mission in Zurmat dstrict, Paktiya province, Feb. 9, 2013. The mission resulted in the arrest of a Taliban leader that executed improvised explosive device emplacements throughout Zurmat district targeting Afghan and coalition forces. He was the second-in-command of Taliban fighting cell with nearly 45 insurgent fighters. The security force also detained one suspected insurgent and seized an assault-rifle with associated gear and ammunition. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Codie Mendenhall)

A coalition force member provides security during a mission that arrested a Haqqani facilitator in Pul-e ‘Alam district, Logar province, Jan. 21, 2013. The detained Haqqani facilitator was responsible for the acquisition and delivery of weapons to Haqqani fighters within Logar province. He coordinated and executed kidnappings and assassinations of Afghan Local Police as well as Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials. (U.S Army photo by Pfc. Coty M. Kuhn)

Members of an Afghan and coalition security force use a poppy field for concealment during a night operation in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 27, 2013. The operation resulted in the detention of a Taliban leader and two other extremists, the leader was in charge of a cell of fighters responsible for planning and executing attacks against government officials in Helmand province. He also facilitated the production and distribution of home-made explosive materials for use in afghan enemy operations, and possessed significant experience with improvised explosive devices. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones Jr.)

An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani leader in Logar province, Jan. 2, 2013. The detained Haqqani facilitator executed high-profile attack and assassination planning targeting the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials as well as Afghan and coalition forces. He facilitated the distribution of weapons, improvised explosive devices and suicide vest materials to Haqqani cells operating in Pul-e’Alam district. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Coty M. Kuhn)

Coalition force members sit and await orders before an operation in Nerkh District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Sept. 7, 2013. The mission’s focus was to detain a Taliban leader. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Liam Mulrooney)

Coalition force members search a courtyard during a night operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 20, 2013. The coalition force was searching for a Taliban leader. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Justin Young)

Members of an Afghan-led strike force conduct a security operation in Nadir Shah Kot district, Khost province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2012. During the operation a Haqqani leader was captured by an Afghan and coalition security force. This leader trained and directed insurgent fighters to conduct roadside bomb attacks. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brian Kohl)

First Platoon, Alpha Battery, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment conducted a night-fire operation at Forward Operating Base Arian with illumination rounds May 30, 2013. The artillerymen from 1st platoon were conducting the operation to support the Afghan National Army soldiers at a checkpoint in the Qarabah district, Ghazni province. The illumination rounds were used to deter enemy activity in the area and to create more visibility for the ANA troops securing the area.(Photo taken by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Foss)

Members of an Afghan and coalition security force move into a field of grass during an operation in Khugyani district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, March 30, 2013. The security force detained a Taliban leader who had command and control of a cell of Afghan enemy fighters active in Khugyani district. He and his fighters illegally procured various types of weapons and used them in multiple attacks against Afghan and coalition forces. The security force also seized one AK-47 and a pistol as a result of the operation. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Elliott N. Banks)

3 comments for “Afghanistan Night Operations Photos

  1. Asher
    November 8, 2013 at 12:12 am

    You need to take down the pics with clear faces, so as not to put in danger our troops.

    • Public Intelligence
      November 8, 2013 at 12:26 am

      These photos are released publicly by the Department of Defense.

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