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Moving on up: Garmsir sees infrastructural growth as counterinsurgency expands

Story by Cpl. Colby Brown | Regimental Combat Team 1 | Date: 08.03.2011

GARMSIR DISTRICT, Helmand province, Afghanistan — It’s a 600-year-old holy place: a shrine where the local people come to pray, learn about the Quran and remember family members who passed away. The roof is missing, and parts of the outer walls have started to crumble into individual bricks scattered on the ground, but the local people revere it as one of the most holy places in the area.

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