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 Soldiers climb over the mud walls of grape fields to avoid traveling on roads, which are often set with roadside bombs, during a search of houses and fields around the village of Singesar. The 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, A Company operating out of Combat Outpost Lakhokhel in the Zhair district of Kandahar province searched several compounds and patrolled the village of Singesar and the surrounding area to talk to people and disrupt Taliban operations closer to the main highway from Kandahar to Helmand province. Singesar  is a Taliban stronghold and the traditional homeland of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.
War in Afghanistan , May 20, 2010- Singesar, Afghanistan

Soldiers climb over the mud walls of grape fields to avoid traveling on roads, which are often set with roadside bombs, during a search of houses and fields around the village of Singesar. The 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, A Company operating out of Combat Outpost Lakhokhel in the Zhair district of Kandahar province searched several compounds and patrolled the village of Singesar and the surrounding area to talk to people and disrupt Taliban operations closer to the main highway from Kandahar to Helmand province. Singesar is a Taliban stronghold and the traditional homeland of Taliban leader Mullah Omar.