Here are some shots that I got when I was out of the camp on the way to the shooting range.
This is the right turn off the road that the base is located on. We went right, but this colorful pink building is visible over the wall from the far side of the base.
An idea of what traffic is like. There are no traffic laws, so you pass when you want and basically, the big boys win – if you’ve got an up-armored vehicle then you can run others off the road. Gibson is on the left somewhere.
One of the side streets to the south. I was amazed at the amount of ruble and debris in the streets.
I don’t know what military force this is, but they were convoying past us. You can see that our double windshield was a bit dirty, so I couldn’t tell who they were.
This is the view up the road that the ANP base is on. We take a left off of here to get to the range. There are several armed guards at gates that are lined up on the left-hand side of the road. On the right, there are a lot of building projects going on.
Just some of the locals.
One of the guard towers on the ANP base. This guy was a barrel of laughs.
This is ANP-issue uniforms. Note the lack of body armor of any kind. That’s the AK or one of copies that are out there. The language below the English, by the way, is Persian.
Just a wide view of the target range and the hill beyond. If you’ve seen pictures of Gibson looking north, you’ll recognize the hill, but I’ll let you figure that out by yourself. If you are a terrorist, please don’t use this information to strike at the infidels.
At the top of the hill, you can see guard shacks and watch towers every few hundred meters.
That’s it for today – I’ve got some more that I’ll post later.