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Marines in Marjah face full-blown insurgency

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AP, 7 October 2010
A few interesting sentences in this one on the much ballyhooed Marja operation: ‘Eight months on, the Taliban are still here in force, waging a full-blown guerrilla insurgency that rages daily’ […] Since then, Marjah has become a microcosm of the war itself — and a metaphor for an insurgency that has spread nationwide. […] The result, so far at least: Residents say the town is more insecure than ever. […] The coalition has succeeded in setting up a nascent government in the town’s district center. But the local officials’ connection to the people they govern is thin. The most visible signs of authority today are sandbagged police checkpoints that frequently come under attack.’


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