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Video of U.S. Apaches Blasting Enemy Fighters in Afghanistan

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ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan --- In this exclusive web video from Live Leak, viewers can see the type of action American troops encounter in Afghanistan. Guarding against killing possible "friendlies," the U.S. military voices you hear take extra caution in making sure Afghan National Army members aren't down below. According to the site:

Apache helicopters from 2nd Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, were conducting area reconnaissance and surveillance when they received a call for assistance from a ground element of the 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, also known as Task Force One Fury.

The ground element was under attack by indirect fire from insurgents attacking their small Afghan National Army outpost in eastern Zabul Province. The Apaches, on closing in on the ambush site, recognized an ANA Ranger truck and determined both visually and through communication with the ground force that the trucks were being operated by enemy fighters.