Afghanistan Dispatch

Seeing Both Sides: Reports From Afghanistan

NPR photographer David Gilkey has landed again in Afghanistan. He will soon be sending dispatches from Arghandab, just outside of the city of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan, where he is embedded with an artillery unit from the Army's 101st Airborne Division.

An Afghan National Army soldier walks with machine gun rounds

An Afghan National Army soldier walks with a belt of machine gun rounds over his shoulder in the Arghandab River valley, outside the city of Kandahar, Sept. 22, 2010 David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Meanwhile, Morning Edition host Renee Montagne is reporting from Kandahar, where she reached Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, the spokesman from the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, by telephone to discuss recent claims of success by Afghan and NATO forces.

Staff Sgt. David Chavez of the 101st Airborne Division

Staff Sgt. David Chavez with Alpha Battery, 101 Airborne Division, looks over a wall after hearing a shot fired David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Hear them in conversation on Morning Edition, and check back for more updates from Gilkey.

Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Carroll

Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Carroll, with the 101st Airborne Division, moves in the Arghandab River Valley outside of Kandahar city David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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