Well, it’s started. The Battle of Marjah has kicked off.
British, Afghan and U.S. troops were poised to begin an even larger thrust to take over one of the last Taliban-controlled bastions in the volatile Helmand River Valley. The offensive in Marjah began with small teams dropping into the town around midnight to kill or capture insurgent leaders. More infantrymen began landing in waves around 2 a.m. and consolidated positions close to the center of the town. The immediate resistance to the landings was very light, although helicopter pilots reported gunfire from the ground.
Kick ass, take names.