first published on July 27, 2020 by Will
The following footage shows a Marine mortar team conducting a fire for effect on a Taliban sniper’s position with high explosive rounds in Helmand, Afghanistan.
From our interview with the cameraman: “Our post had been taking sporadic sniper fire from a trench line behind a wall. One of our guys was hit in the head, but lived. Once the post confirmed where it is coming from, the 60mm’s dropped a fire mission right on the sniper’s position. The Sniper did not fire at all after the fire mission. A BDA (Battle Damage Assessment) patrol found a direct hit on the Taliban sniper.”