Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole.
Coalition force members provide security during an operation in Nerkh district, Wardak province, Afghanistan. The purpose of the operation was to detain a high level Taliban high-profile attack facilitator. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Liam Mulrooney, 15 OCT 2013.)
In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo, Lena Abdali, a 23-year-old a female member of the Afghan Special Forces, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press after a training exercise on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.
A U.S. service member assigned to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan demonstrates room clearing techniques to Afghan commandos of the 6th Special Operation Kandak in Camp Commando, Kabul province, Afghanistan.
(U.S. Army photo by SFC Brehl Garza, 27 NOV 2013.)
There was a suicide attack in Afghan today, at a base occupied by ANSF and ISAF troops. A British soldier from 1 MERCIAN (Cheshire) sustained severe injuries and was rushed to the trauma hospital at Bastion, where he sadly died. My thoughts are with his family, friends and regiment.