12/24/2009 Washir Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
A US Marines of 3rd Recon Battalion stand watch over suspected Taliban insurgents in the Washir Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

US Marines from 3rd Recon Battalion patrolled through the Washir Valley in late December, entering villages in an attempt to draw attacks from suspected Taliban elements located in the area. While no ambushes were laid, the Marines took 5 detainees who are suspected of operating mortars and/or building improvised explosive devices.