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Exfiltration via a Chinook

I shoot this photo during an exercise that involved the Italian Army, held before the deployment of troops in Afghanistan.
The moment depicted here is the...
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I shoot this photo during an exercise that involved the Italian Army, held before the deployment of troops in Afghanistan.
The moment depicted here is the exfiltration of the "Alpini" (Alpine troops) after a simulated attack to a Taliban outpost. The Chinook helicopter was used to take the troops in and out, while some AH-129C Mangustas were covering the operations.
Both these types of helicopters stayed under ISAF control for a long time.
The Alpino facing the camera was handling a new Beretta ARX-160 assault rifle.
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