Recon Marines Use Fire and Maneuver to Repel Enemy Ambush
This is some of the more "intense" footage from a 3 hour long patrol in Upper Sangin Valley. The video begins just after Alpha Element is engaged in what turns out to be a small preliminary ambush.
A word about tactics:
The overwhelming majority of casualties in this area were from IED's. These were usually located in channelized areas between buildings and walls (where there was cover from gunfire). We stuck to open fields because it was easier to repel enemy fighters and treat gunshot wounds than it was to find IED's and treat blown off limbs.
*Side note: Names are muted for privacy, and aftermath footage was left out as a courtesy to both the viewers and the fallen (no Marine casualties).
Firefight in Afghanistan between Isaf and Taliban
Experience the attack and protection that the U.S. Apache helicopters can provide. This video contains real footage from the Taliban and the U.S. Army, as well as interviews with U.S. military personnel.
In Afghanistan, after discovering that a group of 20 Taliban were preparing an ambush for American troops deployed in the field, two Apache helicopters conducted a 'sweep' to finish them. Images are hard, and despite the night vision, quite explicit.
this vid explains why the Bagram Batman exists