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He was killed during a clash with Taliban in Sangin district of southern Helmand province. His body was transferred here and buried on Monday at his locality. The Taliban who were not present during the burial, became aware after six hours and they came and reopened the grave, fastened a rope around ...
CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan -- A new batch of Marines has taken over an effort to build up Afghan Security Forces in restive Helmand province, ... Local forces also carried out offensives in Sangin, Nad'Ali, Nahr-e Saraj and Garmsir, showing increasing confidence and competence, the Marines said.

Purple Heart recipient Craig Grossi spent almost a year in Afghanistan in 2010 as a Marine Corps intelligence collector and interrogator in the notoriously violent Sangin District of Helmand province. During his tour, Grossi saw plenty of action, some of which he describes in heart-pumping detail.
Christina Lamb asked herself this question as she watched the final flag-lowering of the British contingent at Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in October 2014. A quarter of a ... The chapter "Tethered Goats" details the military strategy and combat in the town of Sangin in the summer of 2006.
Kabul, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- At least five insurgents were killed and three others injured during the Afghan forces airstrikes in Helmand province, south of Afghanistan on Saturday, the defense ministry said in a statement on Sunday. "Afghan air forces targeted the hideouts of militants in Sangin district of ...
The Baghran and Disho districts in Helmand have been under the control of Taliban for the past 14 years, Nawzad, Musa Qala, Khanshin more than three years, and only the centers of Sangin, Kajaki, Garmser, Washir and Marjah districts are under government's control. "Parts of Nawa, Greshk and Marjah ...

Grossi was in a remote part of the country called Sangin in 2010, gathering intelligence with an elite Marine recon unit that was regularly being ... In order to get Fred back to the U.S., Grossi smuggled him into the heavily-fortified Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in his duffel bag.
... was killed on Monday. However, Taliban denied the claim. The group's spokesman, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the man killed was an ordinary insurgent. On the other hand, Ahmadi tweeted that many Afghan forces suffered casualties in Greshk and Sangin districts of Helmand.
Marine Sgt. Andrew Comtois, advisor to Helmand's fledgling sniper training program, served three tours in Iraq and deployed to Sangin in 2013, when Marines were beginning to pull back to Leatherneck. On his wrist, he wore a bracelet bearing the names of four friends who had been killed in Afghanistan.
Local officials said on Monday that seven insurgents have been killed in clashes with security forces in southern Helmand on Sunday. Thumbnail. At least 7 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with security forces in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, local officials said on Monday. In addition, six other ...
The Taliban paraded a large convoy of fighters into the district center of Sangin in Helmand province just one month after Resolute Support denied Afghan forces were defeated there. The Taliban force operated openly in the daylight without fear of being targeted by US or Afghan airstrikes. The Taliban ...
Last week, the Taliban overran the Sangin district center in Helmand province after Afghan forces retreated in the dead of night. Resolute Support attempted but failed to spin the defeat as a victory by claiming that the withdrawal from Sangin was planned long in advance and the Afghans left the Taliban ...
Kandahar, Afghanistan -- The Taliban captured the strategic district of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand on Thursday, according to local officials. It was the culmination of a yearslong offensive that took the lives of more combatants than any other fight for territory in Afghanistan.
"We are continuing to focus closely on Sangin, and Helmand at large, to help our Afghan partners," General Cleveland said. Shakil Ahmad, a spokesman for the Afghan Army's 215 Maiwand Corps in Helmand, put the toll at 10 killed and six wounded. Other officials said the number of deaths was at least ...
Latest reports from southern Afghanistan suggest that Sangin district in Helmand province is now almost entirely under Taliban control after days of fierce fighting. The police headquarters and the main government building fell to the Taliban on Wednesday, a local senator said. The Taliban say their fighters ...
"The first ATACs were successfully employed in Helmand in September 2017 while supporting Maiwand 6 in Gereshk," Motz said. "Since then, ATACs have supported multiple operations in Marjah, Nad Ali and Sangin." In a relatively short time span, 18 Afghan controllers have graduated from the course, ...

Deep in Helmand province, a hub of the militant group's yearslong insurgency against Afghan and Western forces, the Taliban's elite fighters have ... the unit elsewhere in the country, publishing images of its soldiers in the eastern province of Laghman, and initially being deployed to the province of Sangin.
... labs in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan on Tuesday night, ... and Sangin districts of Helmand province," the statement asserted.
The attacks took place in Musa Qala, Kajaki, and Sangin districts of Helmand province, the footage shows. In a recent report, the UN Office on Drug and crime said production and cultivation of poppy in Afghanistan reached record highs in 2017 with 9,000 metric tons of opium produced in 2017 in ...
Farther north, in the fertile poppy fields astride the Helmand River system, insurgents captured most of Sangin district, forcing the retreat of ...
Farther north, in the fertile poppy fields astride the Helmand River system, insurgents captured most of Sangin district, forcing the retreat of ...
John Nicholson, a single Afghan province, Helmand, "produces a .... the Helmand River system, insurgents captured most of Sangin district, ...
When I hear about the true horrors of war faced by those in Sangin and elsewhere I feel relief that I returned home with all my men, and then an overwhelming guilt that we did so. While our families celebrated our return, others were left with their lives shattered, picking up the pieces of lost, wounded or ...
... Robert Michael Kelly was a 29-year-old Marine Second Lieutenant working out of a remote outpost in the Sangin district of Helmand province ...
At the time, Robert Michael Kelly was 29 and a Marine second lieutenant working out of a remote outpost in the Sangin district of Helmand ...
... open ground under fire to treat four soldiers wounded - two of them mortally - in a suicide bomb attack in Sangin, Helmand Province.
In March 2011, Kelly accompanied his boss, Defense Secretary Bob Gates, on a visit to the Sangin district, in Helmand province -- the scene of ...
In March 2011, Kelly accompanied his boss, Defense Secretary Bob Gates, on a visit to the Sangin district, in Helmand province -- the scene of ...
Helmand is one of the war-torn provinces and most of its residents ... Dishu, Musa Kala, Nawzad, Khanshin and Sangin districts and parts of ...
His injuries during a patrol with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, in Sangin, Helmand Province, shocked him into silence.
Ongoing Helmand raids declared 'successful' ... He said the government forces were also inflicted heavy casualties during clashes in Sangin ...
... Reconstruction Team (PRT) base at Lashkar Gah in Helmand, in May ... from 1 Royal Irish Ranger Company, at Sangin, Afghanistan in 2008.
In July, an errant US bombing killed 16 policemen in Helmand city. It came about five months after a US attack in Helmand province's Sangin ...
In July, a US air raid killed 16 policemen in Helmand city. It came about five months after a US attack in Helmand province's Sangin district ...
After a few months of patrols similar to the ones he was doing in Iraq, his unit was transferred to Sangin, Helmand Province. Suddenly, he was using his metal ...
Helmand descends into an orgy of violence and death ... which Britain fought in the province, Sangin -- where 106 British soldiers died -- fell ...
That attack came on the back of a US strike in Helmand's Sangin district that killed at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children, in February.
Not long after, districts in northern Helmand began to fall and Lashkar ... By the start of 2017 the Taliban was pushing hard to take Sangin city's ...
In July a US airstrike killed 16 policemen in Helmand province. It came after a US strike in Helmand's Sangin district killed at least 18 civilians, ...
Afghan security forces have since retaken control of only two districts, Qala-e-Zal and Sangin in northern Kunduz and southern Helmand ...
At least 7 Taliban insurgents were killed in clashes with security forces in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, local officials said on Monday.
Afghan soldiers in the strategic town of Sangin in the southern province of Helmand in 2013. More British and later American Marines died in ...
"Over the past 24 hours, U.S. and Afghan forces conducted combined operations to strike seven Taliban drug labs and one command-and-control node in Kajaki, Musa Qalah and Sangin districts of Helmand province" the statement said. "The strikes are just the beginning, and it represents the U.S. and ...
Bomardier Samuel Robinson, a member of 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, was killed by an explosion in the Sangin district of Helmand. He was ...
Para Cpl Budd was part of a regiment deployed to occupy the Sangin District in Afghanistan's' Helmand province in 2006 and was ...
The bomb disposal team of the Afghan Army 215 Corps neutralizes an IED in Sangin, Helmand. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons. CC-BY-2.0.).
Seven months after a Marine-led task force returned, Helmand has .... in Iraq and deployed to Sangin in 2013, when Marines were beginning to ...
... three limbs in an explosion seven years ago while working with the Royal Regiment of Scotland's 1st Battalion in Sangin, Helmand Province.
... end, Marine Laski died of the wounds he sustained in action on 23 February 2009 to the north of Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


 

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