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According to the ministry, in the first airstrike operation conducted in Nad Ali and Marja districts of Helmand province, 13 insurgents were killed and weapons, ammunition and hideouts were destroyed. The ministry said the second airstrike was conducted in the Chora district of Uruzgan province and 20 ...
On Thursday, six Taliban militants were killed and four others wounded following airstrikes in Kajaki and Marja districts of southern Helmand province, the Afghan Defense Ministry said Friday. The air raids also destroyed six narcotic drug labs together with a heroin-producing machine, the ministry said, ...

However, it wasn't long before he was back in the desert only this time it was in faraway Helmand Province, Afghanistan's most southern and largest province and the world's largest opium producer ... Jake was assigned to Fire Support Base Fiddler's Green near Marjah City with approximately 150 Marines.
Crawling along the ground ahead of Afghan military convoys, the 31-year-old policeman saved countless lives in southern Helmand province, defusing ... released to AFP on February 25, 2018 shows Afghan bomb disposal worker Bahadur Agha walking along a road in Marjah district in Helmand province.
During these operations in the past 24 hours, 13 Taliban fighters were killed, seven wounded and five mines discovered and neutralized in Arghandab district of Zabul, 11 insurgents killed, two wounded and seven arrested in Nahr-e-Saraj, Grishk, and Marja district of Helmand, 10 motorbike, three Taliban ...
Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter receives the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama at the White House June 19, 2014. Carpenter received the medal for his actions while deployed to Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2010. Photo by Lance Cpl. Eric Keenan/Department of Defense photo.

“There shouldn't be this coercive hierarchy,” Matthew Ellis, a former Marine infantryman who suffered a traumatic brain injury following a pair of improvised explosive device strikes in Marjah, Afghanistan, told Task & Purpose. “I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to try and get help.” Ellis was injured in ...
An Afghan security officer who became a local hero for defusing hundreds of Taliban mines by hand — and who defied the insurgents even when they murdered his family — has died in Helmand after his luck finally ran out. Bahadur was defusing a roadside bomb in the town of Marjah, one of hundreds of ...
KABUL, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Up to 28 Taliban militants have been killed in southern restive province of Helmand, the Afghan Defense Ministry said Tuesday. "Twenty-eight terrorists were killed as a result of cordon operations and airstrikes in Dishu, Garmser, Marja, and Musa Qala districts of Helmand," the ...
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's improvised explosive device targeted Afghan National Army's foot patrol and killed two soldiers in Mussahi district. ... Afghan National Security Forces conducted large-scale operations against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Marjah, Nawa-I-Barakzayi, Musa Qala, and ...
"The air force's warplanes targeted hideouts of Taliban militants in Gereshk, Nadali, Nahr-e-Saraj, Sangin and Marjah districts of southern Helmand province, on Saturday, killing at least 29 insurgents," said the statement. Several hideouts of Taliban militants were destroyed and their arms and ammunitions ...
The German national, who goes by the name Abdul Wadood, was captured along with two other Taliban fighters during a raid in the Gereshk distirct in the southern province of Helmand on Feb. 27, Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense told reporters. Five Taliban fighters were also killed during the raid in ...
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's improvised explosive device killed one and wounded one element of the Afghan National Police in Kamdesh district. ... Security Forces killed 28 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed four drug factories and a camp in Garmsir, Marjah, Musa Qala, and ...
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran Afghan National Police's checkpoint in the 2nd Police District of the city of Laskhar Gah, capital of Helmand Province. ... Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's snipers killed three Afghan National Army's elements in Abdullah Qaif area between Nad Ali and Marjah districts.
KABUL, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Up to 28 Taliban militants have been killed in southern restive province of Helmand, the Afghan Defense Ministry said Tuesday. "Twenty-eight terrorists were killed as a result of cordon operations and airstrikes in Dishu, Garmser, Marja, and Musa Qala districts of Helmand," the ...
Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army, backed by Turkish Air and Land Forces captured six localities from the Syrian Democratic Forces' YPG in Afrin region, as a part of the operation 'Olive Branch' (AR: Ghasin al-Zaytun, TR: Zeytin Dalı). Free Syrian Army captured Hajikanli al-Fawqani, Al-Darwisha, Al-Tahtani ...
On that note, two Taliban">Taliban insurgents were arrested in another operation conducted in Marja district and their weapons were confiscated, the statement said. The Afghan forces discovered and confiscated 20 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) during the same operations, the report said. Helmand ...

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — A squadron of A-10C “Warthog” Thunderbolt IIs deployed to this sprawling airfield in southern Afghanistan last ... of opportunity in support of ground forces maneuvers last month as government troops fought to retake the district center of Marjah in Helmand province.
Over the past nine months, Marine commanders have consistently said that the Marines in Helmand province do not accompany Afghan troops and police ... Nothing in Watson's well-couched answer indicates that Marines are about to launch “Operation Marjah II: The Revenge,” but his comments leave the ...
group in the Marja district of southern Helmand province, a statement from the Spy-Network said on Monday. Headed by Naseer, the Taliban intelligence affairs in charge, the detained Taliban group was involved in terrorist activities and attacks on security forces convoys in Helmand's Marja district.
U.S. Marines in Afghanistan are training Afghans for the first time to direct airstrikes and use drones to attack ISIS and the Taliban, according to reports from the Marine Corps. ... The most recent operation took place in Afghanistan's Marjah province, which was recently designated as a military priority.
After 16 years and $1tn spent, there is no end to the fighting – but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world's first true ..... big breakthrough strategy was officially launched in the darkness before dawn on 13 February 2010, at Marja, a remote market town in Helmand province.
KABUL, Afghanistan — A series of intense combat operations in Helmand province have given the Afghan army and air force a chance to improve their joint tactics, ... 23, Afghan unmanned aerial vehicles and light attack planes supported army and police units fighting in and around Marjah district.
A Taliban shadow governor who had planned and executed improvised explosive device attacks on Marines and Afghan soldiers for well over a decade was killed in a precision airstrike just days before Christmas, Marines in Afghanistan told Military.com. Task Force Southwest, the 300-Marine element that ...
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — A Taliban shadow governor who had planned and executed improvised explosive device attacks on Marines ... Mohammad, who was based in the Taliban hotbed of Marjah, but operated throughout Helmand province, had been well-known to the Marines for years.
At least six Afghan border police died in a roadside mine explosion in southern Helmand province on Monday, local officials said Tuesday. According to the officials the incident happened in Marja district of Helmand province when a border police forces convoy hit a roadside mine. No more details were provided about the ...
Afghanistan's spy agency in Kabul has been targeted in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, resulting in at least six deaths. ... Helmand, one of Afghanistan's most violent provinces, lost six policemen on Sunday night when an armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb in its district of Marjah ...
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Seven civilians were killed in a landmine blast in the Marja district of southern Helmand province on Sunday morning, sources said. Kamran, a resident of the district, told Pajhwok Afghan News the explosion took place at around 9am when a coaster struck a roadside bomb in the ...
KABUL, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least seven civilians were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand on Sunday, provincial government spokesman said. The incident occurred in the morning after a minibus touched off a roadside bombing in Marja district, Helmand ...
... Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 13, 2017. At least 12 militants loyal to the Taliban group have been killed and six others wounded, following a series of government forces air-and-ground operations to retake Nad Ali and Marja districts of Helmand province, an official said. (Xinhua/Abdul Aziz Safdari).
KABUL, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- At least 20 militants have been killed following airstrikes in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand, the country's defense ministry said on Thursday. The Afghan National Army (ANA) Air Force launched airstrikes in Marja, Gereshk and Naway-i-Barakzai districts, Helmand ...
MARJAH, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Corporal Mark Hickok, a 23-year-old combat engineer from North Olmstead, Ohio, patrols through a field during a clearing mission April 9. Marines with Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, learned basic route clearance techniques from engineers ...
Resolute Support, NATO's command in Afghanistan, announced the US killed the leader of the Taliban's special forces in Helmand, known as the Red Unit ... Musa Qala, and Sangin) and contests another six, including the provincial capital (Lashkar Gah, Nahr-i-Sarraj, Kajaki, Nad Ali, Marjah, and Garmsir), ...
The Baghran and Disho districts in Helmand have been under the control of Taliban for the past 14 years, Nawzad, Musa Qala, Khanshin more than three years, and only the centers of Sangin, Kajaki, Garmser, Washir and Marjah districts are under government's control. “Parts of Nawa, Greshk and Marjah ...
The Baghran and Disho districts in Helmand have been under the control of Taliban for the past 14 years, Nawzad, Musa Qala, Khanshin more than three years, and only the centers of Sangin, Kajaki, Garmser, Washir and Marjah districts are under government's control. “Parts of Nawa, Greshk and Marjah ...
Resolute Support, NATO's command in Afghanistan, announced the US killed the leader of the Taliban's special forces in Helmand, known as the Red Unit ... Musa Qala, and Sangin) and contests another six, including the provincial capital (Lashkar Gah, Nahr-i-Sarraj, Kajaki, Nad Ali, Marjah, and Garmsir), ...
... Marine from the blast during the 2010 Marjah, Afghanistan, assault. ... to you tonight, I couldn't possibly sum up the historical battle of Marjah.
... the banks of the Helmand River, a brake shop in downtown Marjah, a cave ... Having served his time in Afghanistan, our fellow-American had ...
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Two policemen were slightly wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Marja district of southern Helmand province, ...
An Afghan security force member takes part in a military operation in Marja district of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2017. At least 10 ...
According to the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, .... “In Marjah,” he reports, “located in the opium poppy heartland of ... Farther north, in the fertile poppy fields astride the Helmand River system, ...
The war was going badly in Helmand, one of Afghanistan's most volatile .... fought to dislodge insurgents from Marjah, the poppy-growing town ...
How a Failed Drug War Will Defeat Trump's Afghanistan Adventure .... a satellite patrol through a poppy field in Marjah, Afghanistan, April 17, 2012. ... Farther north, in the fertile poppy fields astride the Helmand River system, ...
... canals in Iraq and Afghanistan, and participated in the 2010 invasion of Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in the latter country's Helmand province ...
Answer: “In the southern province of Helmand, this is the predominant language; yet, there is ... village called Safar, a Taliban nexus for smuggling arms north to insurgents in Marja. ... He volunteered for Afghanistan instead.
He later deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan where he is credited with ... Bastion in southern Afghanistan as the battle for Marjah was kicking ...
Is their mission a blueprint for Trump's Afghanistan strategy? ... Seven months after a Marine-led task force returned, Helmand has become one .... they fought to dislodge insurgents from Marjah, the poppy-growing town where ...
163 rebels dead in weeks of Helmand operation ... areas on the outskirts of Lashkargah, the provincial capital, and Marja and Nad Ali districts.
The real problem in Afghanistan isn't the U.S. general running the ... The offensive in Marja is undecided after six months of fighting, and the ...
I was a mortar man and grew up rather fast, especially during the Battle of Marjah in Afghanistan, Marjah having been controlled for years by ...


 

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