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Afghan villagers join forces with U.S. coalition to bring peace to Marjah

By Matt Millham
Stars and Stripes
Published: July 19, 2011

NORTHERN MARJAH, Afghanistan — Ali Mohammad pleaded with the Taliban to stop putting improvised bombs around his compound, explaining that they were more likely to kill children or goats than they were to injure U.S. Marines, who stomped into Marjah district in March 2010.

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