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Mortar Illumination Rounds

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2-501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, fire an 81mm mortar in support of the Afghan National Army during operation Maiwand 10 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2017. The Soldiers fired multiple illumination rounds in order to light a nearby area of Marjah where the ANA experienced a nighttime ambush. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2-501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, fire an 81mm mortar in support of the Afghan National Army during operation Maiwand 10 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2017. The Soldiers fired multiple illumination rounds in order to light a nearby area of Marjah where the ANA experienced a nighttime ambush. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)

U.S. Army Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2-501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, fire an 81mm mortar in support of the Afghan National Army during operation Maiwand 10 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 26, 2017. The Soldiers fired multiple illumination rounds in order to light a nearby area of Marjah where the ANA experienced a nighttime ambush. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)