I found this excellent bit of combat footage from southern Afghanistan via the Kings of War blog site, run by
professors and students from the war studies department at King’s College in London. The video follows
a squad of British soldiers on foot patrol through irrigated farmland who
quickly, soon after leaving their combat outpost, run into a firefight with
Taliban insurgents.

The footage highlights some interesting points about the
fighting in southern Afghanistan.
First, is the congested terrain that limits fields of fire and provides ample
cover for Taliban fighters. Second, the insurgent’s apparent skill and experience
at fire and maneuver. Third, the British soldiers carry way too much stuff; those heavy packs really hinder their mobility. 

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