British soldiers from 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards help each other climb up the side of a canal during an operation near the village of Pasab, Afghanistan, March 5. Taking the less popular routes in the area of operations makes it less likely for the unit to encounter improvised explosive devices, but also makes things difficult for the British soldiers who have to maneuver over and through the various obstacles on these routes.
British soldiers from 2nd Company, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards take a knee while moving into position for an operation in the town of Pasab, Afghanistan, early on the foggy morning of March 5. Moving into the area before the sun came up allowed the different elements of the small operation to take the insurgent positions by surprise.
Lance Cpl. Daniel Devaney, an engineer from the 5th Armored Engineer Squadron, 23 Engineer Regiment, detonates a bromine charge to blow a hole in a wall during an operation in the village of Pasab, Afghanistan, March 5. Creating paths through walls allows the soldiers to avoid choke points where insurgents could stage ambushes or improvised explosive devices