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US Marines, Afghan soldiers free camel from ditch in Helmand province

By Courtesy Story | Marine Expeditionary Brigade - Afghanistan | March 10, 2014

CAMP LEATHERNECK --

A camel stranded in a ditch was safely freed at Camp Dwyer, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 7.

Together International Security Assistance Forces with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, and Afghan National Army soldiers with 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, worked overnight to assist the camel.

Shortly after release, the camel walked away freely into the surrounding desert area.

There were no additional camels or animals stranded at the time of this incident.