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Four suspected Taliban insurgents ambushed U.S. Marines from the 36 battalion Lima Company on April 8 as the soldiers were heading back from a patrol near a village near Marjah in Helmand province. There was no causality among the Marines.
Marjah, a desert area of fertile farming land irrigated by canals in Helmand's opium-growing heartland, was billed as the last big Taliban stronghold in the country's most violent province. Thousands of U.S. Marines flooded into the district in February, joined by about 1,500 Afghan troops, while thousands of British troops conducted assaults to seize areas on its outskirts.Four suspected Taliban insurgents ambushed U.S. Marines from the 36 battalion Lima... more