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By Aziz Ahmad Shafe, Mohammad Ilyas Dayee and Aziz Ahmad Tassal in Khanshin, Helmand province (ARR No. 326, 14-July-09)

It is all too rare a phenomenon lately: local residents cheerful at the sight of foreign troops. But Operation Khanjar (Dagger Thrust), which the United States Marines launched in early July in southern Helmand, has so far delivered on its promise to put protection of civilians ahead of killing the enemy. (more…)

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By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.

Published: July 14, 2009

KABUL — A helicopter crash in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan killed at least six civilians on Tuesday and two United States Marines were reported killed in the same region, as NATO troops and Afghan Army forces pressed an offensive against Taliban insurgents. (more…)

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