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US Army Ranger - Iraq

US Army Ranger - Iraq
image sourced from public domain | U.S. Army Special Operations Command Photo

A US Army Ranger provides overwatch during an operation in Iraq.

The Ranger is armed with a MK46 Mod 0 machine gun, a variant of the M249 SAW that was developed for use by special operations forces.

The 75th Ranger Regiment is a light infantry special operations regiment that are renowned for airborne assault operations - parachute insertions and helicopter-borne raids.

Rangers have carried out numerous operations, often operating as part of special operations task forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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