Helmand Province, Afghanistan - Marines from 2/9 Echo conduct a search and seizure raid on a known Taliban opium factory in early 2013. As the helicopters come back in to complete the extraction, Taliban fighters open fire. The vast majority of Opium profits are used to fund Taliban operations, and "Fighting Season" normally begins about a week after the harvest is complete and the Taliban can afford more equipment.
The NEW http://FUNKER530.com is now live in Beta
Join the FUNKER530 community at http://FB.com/FUNKER530
Follow on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/FUNKER530
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