The Battle for Marjah

APTOPIX Afghanistan

The largest U.S.-led offensive to date in Afghanistan targets a Taliban stronghold.

U.S. curtails use of airstrikes in assault on Marja – washingtonpost.com

MARJA, AFGHANISTAN — To the Marines of Bravo Company, the black-and-white video footage from a surveillance drone seemed to present the perfect shot: more than a dozen armed insurgents exiting a building and heading to positions to attack U.S. and Afghan forces seeking to wrest control of this Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Facing stiff […]