4/10/2012 Sangsar, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
Lt. Col. Guy Jones, commander of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiments Second Battalion, spoke to a village elder, placing his hand on his knee, during a shura with locals and a visit by the provincial governor, in Sangsar, Kandahar Province. Sangsar currently has no representation in the district shura, because they have not agreed on who will represent them thereóin turn prohibiting them from receiving funds for projects. Elders say that they are afraid of reprisals for cooperation.