People & Power - Endgame Afghanistan
People & Power

Slideshow: Kandahar orchards

The troops spend a lot of their time searching the orchards for Taliban fighters and hidden weapons and explosives.

This set of photographs was shot on an iPhone in Kandahar City and the surrounding pomegranate orchards in April and May 2011.

The US soldiers filmmaker John D McHugh was embedded with, 2nd Platoon, Lightening Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, had spent the winter months searching the orchards for Taliban fighters and their hidden weapons and explosives.

When McHugh joined them they were still waiting for the “Spring Offensive” to begin.


People & Power – Endgame? can be seen from Wednesday, June 15, at the following times GMT: Wednesday: 2230; Thursday: 0930; Friday: 0330; Saturday: 1630; Sunday: 2230; Monday: 0930 

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