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U.S., Afghan Forces Push Deeper Into Marjah – Afghanistan – FOXNews

February 14, 2010

U.S., Afghan Forces Push Deeper Into Marjah

Monday, February 15, 2010

Feb. 14: A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines runs during a heavy gun battle in the town of Marjah, Afghanistan.

MARJAH, Afghanistan —  U.S. Marine and Afghan units pressed deeper into the Taliban haven of Marjah on Monday, facing sporadic rocket and mortar fire as they moved through suspected insurgent neighborhoods on the third day of a NATO offensive to reclaim the southern Afghan town.

Convoys, minerollers and armored trucks rolled down unpaved alleys with an escort of Marine snipers and infantrymen to protect them from insurgent fire.

Troops braced for the estimated 2.5-mile march to link up with U.S. and Afghan troops who had been airdropped into town. A day earlier, small squads of Taliban snipers initiated several gunbattles throughout the day in an attempt to draw coalition forces into a larger ambush.

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