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Capture the flag? #Marines offer candy to Afghan boy in exchange for a Taliban flag. @USMC #Afghanistan

Capture the flag? #Marines offer candy to Afghan boy in exchange for a Taliban flag. @USMC #Afghanistan

Marines make sense of Taliban flags in Afghanistan May 4th, 2012 | Afghanistan Embedded journalism Infantry Kajaki Marines Sangin | Posted by Dan Lamothe Tweet CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — Good morning, friends. Photographer James Lee and I are currently holding it down at this massive forward operating base and waiting on a few interviews. Over the next week or so, we’ll continue to offer up images and thoughts here on Battle Rattle from our time in Kajaki and Sangin districts with Marine infantry units. A Marine with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, stops on patrol beneath a flag marking a compound in Sangin's volatile "Fish Tank" area. The Taliban marks buildings with several different kinds of flags, each with a different meaning. (Dan Lamothe / Staff) Up for discussion today: Taliban flags. Several times outside the wire, we observed that Marines pay attention to flags ...

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