Soldier With Combat Shotgun on Patrol During Operation Omid Haft in Afghanistan

A soldier with A Company, 1 Rifles is pictured on patrol armed with a Combat Shotgun in Helmand, Afghanistan.


1 Rifles were conducting a Helicopter Assault Force (HAF) Operation into the town of Alikosi in Helmand province where they were to take a local compound in a Taliban stronghold and set up an operational Check Point called CP Zarawar.

Photographer: PO(Phot) Hamish Burke

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Taken on May 27, 2011