Moments after taking fire, U.S. Marines spot an armed Taliban fighter across the Helmand River where the ambush came from. After receiving clearance and confirming that he is in fact armed, the Marines engage with a MK-12, M240b, and M203 grenade launcher. This is a typical engagement for Marines fighting in Afghanistan, and contrary to popular belief confirmation of targets is confirmed before engaging.
This video is not meant to glorify violence or death in any way, and it's sole purpose is to educate the public on what our men in combat face on a daily basis.
This footage is part of an ongoing documentary of the war in Afghanistan
Read more about the war here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan