In search of the Taliban

John D. McHugh’s latest multimedia report for the Guardian finds him in Logar province with the US-Afghan mission in search of the Taliban. A US army captain, with a price on his red head, gives his views on the challenges they face. John also has an audio slideshow up on The Guardian,

The Seray combat outpost is a base in Afghanistan’s Chowkay district, 10 miles from the border with Pakistan, manned by US army and Afghan national army soldiers. A small team of US marine tactical trainers is embedded to help the Afghans. Seray, high in the mountains, is attacked by Taliban fighters almost daily. While the photographs in this slideshow were taken over the course of a week, the audio is taken from a single five-hour attack on October 9 link