Marines and Brits Make Headway in Helmand

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    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - U.S. marines clawed their way south along the Helmand River valley over the weekend in an ongoing push that the commander of the battle-hardened assault force hopes is easing the pressure on the Canadians in neighbouring Kandahar.

    The level of fighting "has stayed fairly consistent" since they began arriving in southern Afghanistan earlier this spring, but "the last three days have probably been the most intense as we move further south," said Col. Pete Petronzio, who leads the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

    "My marines are doing a great job."
  2. Good stuff, Highlights major problem though "killing an estimated 150 fighters, many of them foreign." Now surely people of muslim origin/culture/etc should be vetted if flying out to syria, pakistan and such, as seen on BBC's 7 days to war with the londener who later went on to do 16 weeks fighting the yanks in iraq then tried to get back and got sold out.