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Marines Raid Bazaar

U.S. Marines raided a bazaar in a major Taliban stronghold in Helmand province, Afghanistan, this weekend, turning up thousands of bags of opium poppy and explosive materials. On Sunday the Marines came under repeated attack from Taliban fighters firing machine guns, mortars, and grenades.

By Ann Scott Tyson  |  July 19, 2009; 8:42 PM ET
 
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What? Another campaign to win hearts and minds. Gunboat diplomacy. Ooorah.

Posted by: maxim678504 | July 20, 2009 7:52 AM | Report abuse

Go 2D LAR Gunfighters! We love you!

Posted by: marinewife1 | July 20, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Thank you to the Washington Post for the wonderful coverage of our Marines! It helps tremendously to see the pictures and read your articles.

Posted by: marinemom3 | July 21, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Thankyou Washington Post for covering the Marines 2nd lar. As the mother of a marine in 2nd lar it helps tremendously to see the pictures you have posted.

Posted by: mamac2000 | July 23, 2009 12:47 AM | Report abuse

One of the marines in this video is my son! Thank you for the coverage, it means so much to see and hear them right now. This is the only visual or audio contact I have had since his deployment. Thank you! I so wish I could keep a copy of this.

Posted by: aakues | July 23, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

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