Units of the fabled French Foreign Legion are fighting in Afghanistan, operating under NATO command. More than 700 men from dozens of countries comprise the Legion's contingent.
Photojournalist Jonathan Alpeyrie was recently embedded with the Legionnaires, chronicling its operations against Islamic militants in the valleys and mountains east of Kabul. He recounts his experiences in this audio slideshow.
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Jonathan Alpeyrie is a freelance photojournalist based in New York.