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Marjah security tightens, Marines push progress

Story by Cpl. Jeff Drew | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 09.08.2011

MARJAH, Helmand province, Afghanistan – Operation Moshtarak, a Dari word meaning “together,” began in February 2010 as a way for Afghan and coalition forces to assert authority in central Helmand and for the Afghan government to demonstrate its commitment to the people living there, according to the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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