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The United States army says it has launched a major offensive in against the Taliban in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
The US military says about 4,000 marines as well as 650 Afghan troops are involved, supported by US warplanes.
Officers on the ground said it was the largest marine offensive since Vietnam.
The operation began when units moved into the Helmand river valley in the early hours of Thursday.
Originally posted by grapesofraft
reply to post by kiwifoot
Under what false pretext are the troops in Afghanistan there under? Were we not attacked by AlQuaeda who are led by those that reside in Afghanistan? Did we not give the Taliban an option to turn them over before we invaded?