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ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY

Sweep, 2002

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 14, 2018

Scott Schonauer ©Stars and Stripes
Narizah, Afghanistan, August, 2002: A U.S. soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division hikes a long a mountain trail in Afghanistan's Khost Province, near the Pakistan border. About 2,000 U.S. and coalition troops took part in Operation Mountain Sweep, searching for al-Qaida and Taliban members in eastern and southeastern Afghanistan, in what was the largest military effort in the war on terrorism since Operation Anaconda.
 

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