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  Nato hails major Afghan operation   Nato forces in Afghanistan have hailed as a success the first phase of a major operation to oust the Taliban from two key districts Coalition troops find 'minimal interference'  The major coalition assault against the Taliban claimed the lives of two coalition troops, but military officials regard the push as very promising Coalition finds resistance, explosives   12 Afghan civilians were killed when two rockets fired by coalition forces missed their target, as the Taliban showed stiff resistance to the...   McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths  Twelve Afghan civilians were killed when two rockets fired by coalition forces missed their intended target, as the Taliban showed stiff resistance Steady gains for Afghanistan offensive Map of Marjah Afghanistan
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Taliban stronghold under siege Map of Marjah Afghanistan
Taliban members killed Villages abandoned before Nato operation U.S., Afghan troops prep for assault   U.S. and Afghan commanders gave their troops pep talks ahead of a planned assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marja NATO launching major Afghan offensive Map of Marjah Afghanistan


February 2010 ... more > Top ^
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  NATO troops were set to launch their biggest offensive of the war, attacking the last Taliban stronghold in a war-scarred southern province
 Operation Moshtarak. Moshtarak, a Dari word for 'together,' symbolizes the combined forces are serving alongside one another. 15,000 troops from the United States, United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Canada attacked Taliban targets in and around Marjah
Feb.13  
  The major Operation Moshtarak to rout militants from a notorious southern Afghan stronghold claimed its first NATO casualties
 
 
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Feb.15  
  The NATO operation aimed at tackling a Taliban stronghold is making progress, but still has a long way to go
Feb.16   Marines seize key police HQ in offensive   U.S. Marines fighting the Taliban are taking over the police headquarters in the center of the Taliban stronghold of Marjah Feb.20     Taliban put up stiff resistance Map of Marjah Afghanistan  Foreign and Afghan forces encountered stiff resistance as the offensive entered its second week, and a civilian was mistakenly shot dead Feb.25   Afghan flag raised over Taliban town Map of Marjah Afghanistan
  Authorities raised the Afghan flag over the battle-scarred enclave, a ceremony symbolizing the presence of the government in the Taliban stronghold


March 2010 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6     UK's Brown visits troops in Afghanistan   Prime Minister Gordon Brown paid a surprise visit to British troops. He went to Camp Bastion, the main British base in Helmand province Mar.21   10 Afghans killed in suicide attack  The attack was targeting an Afghan National Army vehicle, but the bomber missed it and hit a market, in the Gereshk district instead

May 2010 ... more > Top ^
May.21     UK troops 'under US command'  About 8,000 British troops based in Helmand province are to come under the operational command of the US

June 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jun.9     Hostile fire downs Nato helicopter  Four American soldiers are killed after their helicopter is shot down in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan

July 2010 ... more > Top ^
Jul.5   Police kill 64 in Afghan drug bust  Afghan counter-narcotics police and international security forces killed 64 people and arrested 10 others during a three-day operation Jul.6   UK troops 'to move out of Sangin'
Map of Sangin Afghanistan  British troops in Afghanistan are to hand over responsibility for the Sangin area of Helmand province to US forces Jul.17   Troops seize drugs, bomb-making material  1.9 tons of processed heroin, 1,800 pounds of raw opium and 200 pounds of illegal fertilizer were discovered by troops during a security ope...

August 2010 ... more > Top ^
Aug.29   Bodies of 5 campaign workers found   The bodies of five kidnapped parliamentary campaign workers were found in a remote district of Heart province

September 2010 ... more > Top ^
Sep.19   UK troops leave Helmand's Sangin
Map of Sangin Afghanistan
  Control of the area was formally handed over from UK forces to the US Marine Corps at 0630 BST


October 2010 ... more > Top ^
Oct.6     Afghans seize 19 tons of Iranian bombs
Map of Nimruz Afghanistan  Authorities in southwestern Afghanistan have seized 19 tons of explosive devices that had been transferred across the border from Iran

December 2010 ... more > Top ^
Dec.2     Leaks criticise UK in Afghanistan
  The latest US diplomatic documents released by Wikileaks contain harsh criticism of the UK military effort in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2009 Dec.10   Afghan bomb 'kills 15 civilians'  At least 15 people have been killed by a roadside bomb The explosion reportedly hit a pickup truck carrying civilians


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1. 02-06 Taliban members killed Helmand
C. 02-07 Villages abandoned before Nato operation Helmand
D. 02-09 U.S., Afghan troops prep for assault Marjah, Helmand
02-12 NATO launching major Afghan offensive Marjah, Helmand
5. 02-13 Taliban stronghold under siege Marjah, Helmand
G. 02-13 Nato hails major Afghan operation Afghanistan
7. 02-13 Coalition troops find 'minimal interference' Helmand
8. 02-14 Coalition finds resistance, explosives Marjah, Helmand
J. 02-14 McChrystal regrets Afghan deaths Afghanistan





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