Two U.S. Army Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, pull security outside the village of Yusof Khyel, as part of Operation Assaly II, July 26, 2012. “Operation Assaly II is focused clearing patrols with the ANA going into villages and searching specific houses that could be ass
ociated with the Taliban,” said U.S. Army Capt. Colin Layne, commander of Battle Co., and a native of Albuquerque, N.M. During the operation, elements of the 4th and Weapons Companies, 3rd Kandak, 201st Corps, ANA, led the patrols from start to finish.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Sword, TF 173 Public Affairs)