The Moment U.S. Marines Engage A Taliban Fighter (VIDEO)

This is amazing footage shot just moments after taking fire.

U.S. Marines spot an armed Taliban fighter across the Helmand River trying to ambush them. After receiving clearance and confirming that he is in fact armed, the Marines engage with a Mk 12, M240b, and M203 grenade launcher.

This video is not meant to glorify violence or death in any way, and it’s sole purpose is to educate the public on what our men in combat face on a daily basis.

This footage is part of an ongoing documentary of the war in Afghanistan by Funker530. If you’d like to get involved with the Funker community head over to their Facebook page and their Twitter feed.