Photo Spotlight: Firefight in Kunar Province
September 24th, 2010
02:05 PM ET

Photo Spotlight: Firefight in Kunar Province

U.S. Army Sgt. Ricardo E. Maya of Corozal, Puerto Rico, a squad leader with 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, keeps watch as 120mm white phosphorus mortar rounds hit the nearby ridge line during a recent firrefight that lasted more than three hours.

Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the Shege East Afghan National Police Checkpoint in the eastern Kunar Province. International Security Assistance Forces and Afghan National Police responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.

soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. Laly

    It’s there a place I can check for the names of the soldier in Afghanistan that were killed over this weekend. I have a friend there and the last time we spoke was Friday and he emailed me every night and I have not heard from him. I am concern. Pls

    April 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Laly

    Where can i find the names of the soldiers that where killed i have a friend there i am concern. I need to know. Pls

    April 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. future Marine

    they still MISSED.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. future Marine

    hey, at least theyre dead.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. future Marine

    they killl themselves alot with their suicide bombs, the idiots

    November 9, 2010 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. future Marine

    try using insults that actually insult us. As far as I know, the only American goat herders are the few that chose to

    November 9, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. future Marine

    This here is my boot, and it will fit up your ass with the proper amount of force.

    November 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. future Marine

    lats i checked, most people wanted the taliban out. and i checked a few minutes ago.

    November 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. future Marine

    Oh, by the way, we use 360 degree azimuth circles to know where to drop our artillery rounds on you.

    November 8, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. future Marine

    or they might just kill you.

    November 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. future Marine

    im sorry, but that went down as a result of an engine malfunction

    November 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Iaminthearmy

    I guess the war and what is going on over their is less important than blacks in america being poor, is that new news?

    Why would CNN take the AFGHANISTAN tab off the front page, who cares about blacks in america i want to know how our troops are doing and now i have to go through links to get to these pages.

    PUT IT BACK!

    October 24, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Diego

    I support my brother 100% in doing his job, he is a man who chose the army life. May God cover him with his blessings and my prayers acompany him in his duty to our country.

    October 1, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Eve

    I'm worried about our boys. Train the ANA and come home safe soon!

    September 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  15. LarryKegel(US Army)

    These messages are getting worse every day!!! why don't you Children go play in the sand box with the other children???

    September 27, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew Lubin

      Get lost Daniel-2.

      September 28, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  16. Eric

    That was funny, i never heard the expression fartnocker before!

    September 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The only way These Cowards can fight a war is from long distance with Civilians as Their shields!!!

    September 27, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  18. LarryKegel(US Army)

    They are not Cowards!!! Who do You think been fighting Them there all this time??? They are doing the job to which We had to do in Iraq and Afghanistan!!! What more could you has of anyone???

    September 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  19. LarryKegel(US Army)

    That leaves only 229 more to go before the war will be over!!! (Smile) (Blink)

    September 27, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. LarryKegel(US Army)

    How many innocent People did They kill before They were killed???

    September 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Eric

    Don't feed the troll.

    September 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. The other Steve

    You guys bickering back and forth about God knows what proves that this thread is full of ignorance. I really hope you guys aren't older than 12-years-old.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  23. Eric

    Don't feed the troll....

    September 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Eric

    Don't feed the troll...

    September 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  25. xLethal Vixenx

    wow.......okay then...

    September 26, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • TRUTH

      I know right, he's f&cking ill and I'm sick of his hate mongering.

      September 26, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Eric

        Me too, just keep knocking him down eventually he'll get the message.

        September 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  26. TRUTH

    IDIOT to HUMAN dialogue DICTIONARY. For those of you who are new to this board, here is a handy reference to what he is saying. 

    He hides behind lies and made up words to preach his hate every day on this forum because there is no moderator. This is a complete list of his entire knowledge and vocabulary, quite pathetic and laughable as it is...

    "360" means his version of taliban islam, the enemy of real islam. The goal is to serve demon masters as slaves by corrupting yourself with lies and evil deeds every waking moment, but you have to be arrogant about your chosen life and insult everyone. He is here to recruit by convincing readers that this is better than 180 through endless insults and hate preaching. 

    "180" means Truth and all good in the world, including the idea of God.

    "hindu" means anyone who is not a slave in 360.

    "pot head man gods" are the fit and tanned men of California with big muscles, nice cars and cute girlfriends. He is very jealous of this but also attracted, a strange mix which makes him rage.

    "hypocracy" means breathing to him.

    "prosthelytizing" is haram and means writing on CNN unless it is in praise of 360.  See also hypocracy.

    "haram" means forbidden, such as truth and working.  Crime is not haram but encouraged.

    "cow mama dung" means his mother's cooking and also the gospel of any belief system other than 360, both of which he hates.

    "filthy" means he is having those man-donkey love thoughts again.

    Remember these are not my views, these are just notes based on having read way too many of his deranged posts on these boards. He pretends like ending this war is what he wants, it is just another lie, he wants the destruction of everyone who does not convert to 360. THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE! 

    September 26, 2010 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  27. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    You did not answer my question as to how anyone could live with joy and happiness with your 360 degree truth?

    September 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  28. cp

    U.S. Army Sgt. Ricardo E. Maya – thank you for your service. Stay safe and come back home. You are my hero.

    September 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  29. TRUTH

    IDIOT to HUMAN dialogue DICTIONARY. For those of you who are new to this board, here is a handy translation...

    "360" means taliban islam. The goal is to serve demon masters as slaves by corrupting yourself with lies and evil deeds every waking moment, but you have to be arrogant about your chosen life and insult everyone.

    "180" means Truth and all good in the world, including the idea of God.

    "hindu" means anyone who is not a slave in 360.

    "pot head man gods" are the fit and tanned men of California with big muscles, nice cars and cute girlfriends. He is very jealous of this but also attracted, a strange mix which makes him rage.

    "hypocracy" means breathing.

    "prosthelytizing" means writing on CNN. See also hypocracy.

    "cow mama dung" means when you can't steal eat what you can find in the garbage (if the people in the next village are rich enough to throw out scraps and bones) or whatever you can find in the fields, well he thinks its better than working anyway because working is against 360.

    "filthy" means he is having those man-donkey love thoughts again.

    Remember these are not my views, these are just translations based on having read way too many of his deranged posts on these boards.

    September 24, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  30. TRUTH

    IDIOT to HUMAN dialogue DICTIONARY. For those of you who are new to this board, here is a handy translation...

    "360" means taliban islam. The goal is to serve demon masters as slaves by corrupting yourself with lies and evil deeds every waking moment, but you have to be arrogant about your chosen life and insult everyone.

    "180" means Truth and all good in the world, including the idea of God.

    "hindu" means anyone who is not a slave in 360.

    "pot head man gods" are the fit and tanned men of California with big muscles, nice cars and cute girlfriends. He is very jealous of this but also attracted, a strange mix which makes him rage.

    "hypocracy" means breathing.

    "prosthelytizing" means writing on CNN. See also hypocracy.

    Remember these are not my views, these are just translations based on having read way too many of his deranged posts on these boards.

    September 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • TRUTH

      Ha ha you make me laugh pretty hard!

      I think you used every word in a sentence well done Talitard.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • TRUTH

      LOL!

      I think I got to him on that post, his reply was spasing out and made even less sense than usual. Then he left the boards for the night. Ha ha what a silly creature.

      September 25, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      LOL!

      September 25, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The US has Homeless People here too!!! I don't see the UN and Nato trying to help the Poor People here... But They sure expect the Americans to support the Poor in Their Countries!!!

      September 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • future Marine

      nice!

      November 8, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • future Marine

      parasites live in living organisms, not crap

      November 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kylia

      This is way more helpful than anhiytng else I’ve looked at.

      July 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • noeozohnnh

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      July 14, 2011 at 5:32 am | Report abuse |
  31. TRUTH

    As long as you are awake do the lies ever stop from you?

    September 24, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  32. GAU8A

    ALWAYS have A-10s on patrol nearby.....

    September 24, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |