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GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghainstan - Afghan National Police member Abdul Nabi provides security under the watchful eye of U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Brenton Mastro, 24, the Guard Force Platoon commander for Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Bedminster, N.J., during the funeral of District Chief of Police Lt. Col. Sayfullah Khan Rashidi here, Nov. 13. Sayfullah died when his vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device that detonated while he traveled on a Garmsir road, Nov. 6. Two other ANP members were killed in the explosion, which occurred on the first day of the three-day Islamic festival of sacrifice Eid al-Adha. Amidst the challenging circumstances, 25-year-old District Governor Mohammad Fahim said Garmsir’s stability remains unshaken by Sayfullah’s death. “Lt. Col. Sayfullah was brave and it’s unfortunate we lost him, but we still have security and stability in Garmsir — this hasn’t changed,” Fahim said.  Photo by Cpl. Colby Brown
111118-M-0000C-001.jpg Photo By: Cpl. Reece Lodder

Nov 18, 2011
GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghainstan - Afghan National Police member Abdul Nabi provides security under the watchful eye of U.S. Marine 2nd Lt. Brenton Mastro, 24, the Guard Force Platoon commander for Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and native of Bedminster, N.J., during the funeral of District Chief of Police Lt. Col. Sayfullah Khan Rashidi here, Nov. 13. Sayfullah died when his vehicle was destroyed by an improvised explosive device that detonated while he traveled on a Garmsir road, Nov. 6. Two other ANP members were killed in the explosion, which occurred on the first day of the three-day Islamic festival of sacrifice Eid al-Adha. Amidst the challenging circumstances, 25-year-old District Governor Mohammad Fahim said Garmsir’s stability remains unshaken by Sayfullah’s death. “Lt. Col. Sayfullah was brave and it’s unfortunate we lost him, but we still have security and stability in Garmsir — this hasn’t changed,” Fahim said. Photo by Cpl. Colby Brown


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