We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for July 15, 2009

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A member of the Afghan national army calls for help as a member of the Afghan border police fires at anti-Afghanistan forces in the mountains surrounding Barge Matal in Afghanistan’s eastern Nuristan province, during Operation Mountain Fire, July 12. Afghan national security forces and International Security Assistance Force’s fought side-by- side during the gun battle, which started in late afternoon and lasted until coalition and ANSF forces forced the insurgents to flee in the early evening. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

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