Afghanistan National Army (ANA) Special Forces insignia for their troops at Tarin Kowt. Located in southern Afghanistan, Tarin Koht is the capital of Uruzgan province. These ANA forces were trained and advised by US Special Forces operating from nearby FOB Ripley. This area and operations conducted nearby are discussed in detail within Eric Blehm's outstanding book The Only Thing Worth Dying For. The insignia was locally designed and later professionally produced and distributed.
ANA and US Special Forces Insignia - FOB Ripley, Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan
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