LIVE Afghan gun battle in Marjah Helmand; Taliban not giving up





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Published on Apr 5, 2011

The Taliban in Marjah are among the best and most fanatical Taliban troops. They've had months to dig trenches, fortify positions and lay IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) and other booby traps. They want this fightThe Battle for Marjah is an up-close look into the realities of urban combat in a war in which not killing civilians takes precedence over killing the bad guys, a war in which the ultimate measurement of victory will be political, not military. Anyone who watches this documentary will have a better appreciation for the challenges faced by America and its allies—including the Afghan people who must become a part of that alliance. It is at once a tribute to the courage and professionalism of the United States Marine Corps, a look into the realities of impoverished civilians caught between the Taliban and the coalition forces, and an unanswered question regarding whether or not the war is winnable on a political level.

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HA! 0:57 fires burst, 2 seconds later "no burst murkey". (switches it to semi very slowly).
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Chino Marino
look it I was there that's building 11 in Marjah 2 days after we hopped out the back of a CH53 on the 13th of February 2010 the pog marine shot the 3 round bust that's what you get from a pog. on the roof is 3plt 2nd squad aka 3/2 from alpha company 1/6. we wanted to move forward but was not the mission at hand we definitely killed some fucker there in one firefight fight we lunched about 90 40mm from 203. we stayed there for about 5-6 days then pushed west to clear the city of Marjah on the 18th of February 2010 one Hell of a Marine lcpl Kielin Dunn was killed in action on that roof doing his job to protect the people of America and Afghanistan
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1:44 anyone else notice how close that guy was to getting shot in the ankle?
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Brendan Perez
3:14 Aha suhh dude
Azhar sandhu
Taliban are greatest power
Joseph Velasco
I am sure these "brave" Taliban fighters are frantically running to avoid close encounters with US and coalition troops. They just resort to suicide bombings and stupid sneaky attacks. They know from previous battle losses that they cannot afford multiple casualties anymore if they face the coalition forces head on. The pride is lost it seem. They are destined for an embarrassing humiliation this time. 
today about 95 % of helmand is back under taliban control. and its apperantly only a matter of time until the provincial capital will fall to the taliban. so all the effort of the nato troops was literally in vain
I was in Marja in 2008-2009. Good times.
Cpl. Gadway USMC
not giving up? Better update that title. Marjah was a defeat for the taliban. Just like Musa Qala and Sangin. The Japs on Iwo Jima didnt give up, you fuckers fled
@Rambelchambel That's right bro, thanks.
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