[WATCH] Marines Storm Opium Factory In Helicopter Raid


[WATCH] Marines Storm Opium Factory In Helicopter Raid

Helmand Province, Afghanistan – Marines from 2/9 Echo conduct a search and seizure raid on a known Taliban opium factory in early 2013. As the helicopters come back in to complete the extraction, Taliban fighters open fire. The vast majority of Opium profits are used to fund Taliban operations, and “Fighting Season” normally begins about a week after the harvest is complete and the Taliban can afford more equipment. The blue bags were filled with Calcium used in the refining process of the opium.

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