February 15, 2010

Marines, Afghan Soldiers Begin to Take Marjah


Soldiers from the Afghan national army relax after a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 14. The ANA soldiers and Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, have been conducting Operation Moshtarak to eliminate Taliban presence and intimidation from the city of Marjah. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde)



Marines from 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, patrol on the outskirts of Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 14. The 3/6 Marines and soldiers from the Afghan national army have been conducting The ANA soldiers and Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, have been conducting Operation Moshtarak to eliminate Taliban presence and intimidation from the city of Marjah. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde)



Marines from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment and soldiers from the Afghan national army take part in a firefight while an explosion occurs outside of Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 13. The troops were attacked by insurgents while patrolling the area, where they have been conducting The ANA soldiers and Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, have been conducting Operation Moshtarak to eliminate Taliban presence and intimidation from the city of Marjah. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde)



Soldiers from the Afghan national army relax after a patrol in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 14. The ANA soldiers and Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, have been conducting Operation Moshtarak to eliminate Taliban presence and intimidation from the city of Marjah. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde)



Petty Officer 3rd Class Bradley Erickson, a corpsman with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, reacts to an explosion outside of Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 14. The troops from 3/6 and soldiers from the Afghan national army have been conducting The ANA soldiers and Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, have been conducting Operation Moshtarak to eliminate Taliban presence and intimidation from the city of Marjah. (USMC photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde)

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