Afghanistan's Dangerous Korengal Valley

US Troops Brave Afghanistan's Deadly Korengal Valley 

Photographer Adam Ferguson embeds with the First Infantry as they battle insurgents in the
Adam Ferguson for TIME

The Valley of Death
The enemy routinely fires on the soldier's positions from perches in the gorge. No one knows what — or who — lies at the end of the 6-mile-long valley because no one has been able to make it that far. In this photo, smoke rises from a mortar fired by American troops.

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