Firefight Along Highway 1

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Army photo / Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

An Afghan soldier directs fellow troops May 17 during a firefight near Combat Outpost Giro in Ghanzi province, Afghanistan, while a U.S. paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division fires on insurgent positions. The 82nd'¬ôs 1st Brigade Combat Team has been in Ghazni since March to help protect Highway 1, a vital link between Kabul and Kandahar.