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Smoke rises after NATO aircraft conducted an air strike near the Arghandab river, south of Senjeray village, Kandahar province, where U.S. commanders had identified as insurgent positions Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Todd Pitman)
Photo by: Todd Pittman
Smoke rises after NATO aircraft conducted an air strike near the Arghandab river, south of Senjeray village, Kandahar province, where U.S. commanders had identified as insurgent positions Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Todd Pitman)

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