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There was some GREAT footage of an isolated spam outpost way out on the far eastern border of Afghanistan.

The base is in a ravine, surrounded on ALL sides by steep hills.

The soldier live in the base, rarely venturing out because of the constant threat of attack.

Just at the end of the peice, the journo was filming some latvians who were on patrol with the ANA. They made the mistake of returning in on their exfil route.

One minute the camera man was standing two feet from a Latvian soldier walking past, next minute they were diving for cover to avoid the bullets landing 2 feet from them!!!

They were trapped against a wall under sustained effective enemy fire, with an unidentified enemy firing point.

American solution was to watch and wait for muzzle flash, ANA solution was to unload onto the nearest hill.

Needless to say, when the spams got eyes one, they melted the hill side.

Awesome bit of war journalism!
 
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Agent_Smith said:
There was some GREAT footage of an isolated spam outpost way out on the far eastern border of Afghanistan.

The base is in a ravine, surrounded on ALL sides by steep hills.

The soldier live in the base, rarely venturing out because of the constant threat of attack.

Just at the end of the peice, the journo was filming some latvians who were on patrol with the ANA. They made the mistake of returning in on their exfil route.

One minute the camera man was standing two feet from a Latvian soldier walking past, next minute they were diving for cover to avoid the bullets landing 2 feet from them!!!

They were trapped against a wall under sustained effective enemy fire, with an unidentified enemy firing point.

American solution was to watch and wait for muzzle flash, ANA solution was to unload onto the nearest hill.

Needless to say, when the spams got eyes one, they melted the hill side.

Awesome bit of war journalism!
Best I've seen for a while - the reporter is a chap called Nick Peyton Walsh. The Latvian is called Lucky Jim.

Underpants cleaner is called Unlucky Ahmed.
 

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