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War in Afghanistan:
Operation Moshtarak /Battle of Marja
(Feb. 2010-Present)

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War in Afghanistan:

Operation Moshtarak /Battle of Marja

(Feb. 2010-Present)


In response to increased Taliban control in southern Afghanistan, allied forces planned and actually publicized in advance, a major military offensive in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province for February of 2010. The offensive began on February 13, 2010, with several thousand U.S., British, Afghan, and other allied troops moving into the area around the city of Marja.


Video: U.S. and Afghan soldiers linked up with Marines on the outskirts of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah


 Links and Resources for Operation Khanajar/Strike of the Sword:

British soldier makes 'ultimate sacrifice' as he dies in Afghanistan on first day of Operation Moshtarak--Mail Online, Feb. 13, 2010

Afghan forces, citizens key to Marjah victory after battle ends--CNN, Feb. 13, 2010

U.S. Forces Prepare for Assault on Taliban Stronghold--U.S. Defence Dept.

Marines assault Taliban town in Afghanistan: Coalition deaths spike from roadside and suicide bombs--MSNBC, August 11, 2009

Obama Turns Focus to War in Afghanistan: A new offensive in the Helmand province is the first test of a new counterinsurgency strategy--U.S. News and World Report, July 2, 2009

U.S. launches 'major operation' in Afghanistan --CNN, July 2, 2009

Marines Move Out on New Mission --Washington Post, July 2, 2009

U.S. Marines Try to Retake Afghan Valley From Taliban --New York Times, July 2, 2009

Operation Strike of the Sword --Wikipedia Article







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