Multiple firefights in different locations taxed the ability of coalition forces to provide enough air support as NATO forces forged deeper into the town, moving through suspected insurgent neighborhoods, the U.S. Marines said. The massive offensive involving some 15,000 U.S., Afghan and British troops is the biggest joint operation since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.
On Monday, Afghan military officials gave a more optimistic view of the progress being made, with Brig. Gen. Sher Mohammad Zazai saying Afghan and NATO forces have largely contained the insurgents and succeeded in gaining trust from residents, who have pointed out mine locations.
"Today there is no major movement of the enemy. South of Marjah they are very weak. There has been low resistance. Soon we will have Marjah cleared of enemies," Zazai said at a briefing in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province. He added that only three Afghan troops had been injured. more from Fox news source..........
Al-Qaeda/Taliban Anti-USA Propaganda Lies published on the Al-Fallujah Islamic Forum: إِنَّهُمْ فِتْيَةٌ آمَنُوا بِرَبِّ ... "U.S. occupiers took revenge against the general public in Marjh Afghanistan Date: 15/2/2010"
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Crow Jarrahi, worshipers of God Gulf, the king and the minister being Rahe, and Seven, have been destroyed (9) of their vehicles in the military the same day, enemy soldiers were tired of the Mujahideen resistance , and have lost the ability of resistance fighters and Mwagthm strikes, so they started taking revenge of the public from the people and villages and houses, throwing heavy artillery and mortar shells intensively, and raid the homes of people in a barbaric and brutal, resulting in the martyrdom of (17) of defenseless civilians, only yesterday. Came in a flash the martyrdom of U.S. soldiers (5) of the defenseless people, attacked late Monday night to a village in the "continental echo" Bmarjh brutally, when searching a house for the people killed five innocent people of whom opened fire their machine guns directly .
Information: official spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan - Taliban
Qari Muhammad Yussuf (Ahmadi)
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And Allah Akbar and Glory to God and His Messenger and the believers
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