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Operation Khanjar

U.S. Marines are almost two weeks into an operation to combat Afghanistan's insurgency in a new way: Instead of targeting extremist strongholds, they will aim to protect communities from the Taliban.

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A Fight for Ordinary Peace
Article | NAWA, Afghanistan -- Most of the mud-brick stalls that line the street in this sweltering town on the Helmand River closed down a year ago when Taliban fighters began swaggering through the bazaar, levying taxes on merchants and seeding the roads with homemade bombs. Shopkeepers placed their wares...

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