Helmand Province, Afghanistan - 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 a Taliban fighter, the Marine Designated Marksman engages with a suppressed MK-12. This is a typical engagement for Marines fighting in Afghanistan, and contrary to popular belief, confirmation of targets is confirmed before engaging.
Learn more about the MK-12 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mk_12_Special_Purpose_Rifle
Learn more about the U.S. Marines - http://www.marines.mil/
Learn more about Helmand - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmand_Province
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This footage is part of an ongoing documentary of the war in Afghanistan through raw combat footage.
Read more about the war here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan