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An Afghan National Army soldier fires a grenade from a launcher on his AK-47 at Taliban insurgents from Marjeh at the “Five Points” intersection in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 9, 2010. U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers conducted an assault earlier that morning to seize the area linking the northern area of the insurgent stronghold of Marjeh with the rest of Helmand province.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian A. Tuthill


For more info, see the post "The Battle of Marjah" below...

Update:  More photos from the fight.

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An Afghan soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade at Taliban insurgents firing on their position at the “Five Points” intersection in Marjeh in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Feb. 9, 2010. Afghan soldiers joined U.S. Marines assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, as they conducted an assault earlier that morning to seize the key intersection linking the northern area of the insurgent stronghold of Marjeh with the rest of Helmand province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian A. Tuthill


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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Keith B. Lawson and Spence G. Press work together to identify targets as Taliban fighters approached from Marjeh toward their position at the “Five Points” intersection, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2010. Lawson and Spence, both scout snipers, are assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, which conducted an assault earlier that morning to seize the area. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Tuthill


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A U.S. Marine sprints down the line of heavy machine guns to deliver a map after a firefight with Taliban insurgents at the “Five Points” intersection, a key junction linking the northern area of the insurgent stronghold of Marjeh with the rest of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2010. The Marines, assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, conducted an assault earlier that morning to seize the area. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brian Tuthill


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