U.S., Afghan Forces Conduct Clearing Operation in Zabul Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Special Forces and Afghan soldiers arrive in UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to conduct a clearing operation to disrupt insurgent movement in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. The U.S. soldiers are assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • Afghan soldiers walk to a defensive position during a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • Afghan soldiers unravel a flexible antenna  they use to extend radio range during a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • U.S. Special Forces soldiers follow Afghan forces during a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • An Afghan army commander, foreground, his soldiers and U.S. Special Forces soldiers, not shown, exit a compound during a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • An Afghan uniformed policeman climbs a ladder to search the second story of a building during a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • An Afghan villager herds sheep while Afghan security forces, assisted by U.S. Special Forces, conduct a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • An Afghan uniformed policeman drops into a deep hole to search for weapons caches during a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. Insurgents have used such holes to store weapons, explosives, and improvised explosive device precursor materials. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • An Afghan soldier hands out pastries during a meeting to discuss possible insurgent activities in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • An Afghan soldier slowly walks down a snow-covered hill after a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich
  • A U.S. Special Forces soldier waits for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to arrive after a clearing operation in Jafare Sufla in the Shah Joy district in Afghanistan's Zabul province, Jan. 15, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. David Devich