Afghanistan - War - Improvised Explosive Device Victim
US Navy Corpsmen from the 1st Battalion 2nd Marines treat a young boy after he was struck by an IED in the Now Zad district in Helmand Province. The child died from his wounds shortly after . As President Obama deploys 30,000 additional troops into Afghanistan, the number of US forces on the ground there has now exceeded that of Iraq. Meanwhile the Taliban have stepped up their attacks, mostly by using Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) that have killed and maimed NATO forces and civilians caught in the crossfire. | Location: Sofla, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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