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The Upper Sangin Valley has seen some of the heaviest fighting of Helmand Province since the start of the year. 3rd Platoon has recently pushed into the northern most reaches of the battle space encountering heavy fire fights as well as lethal IED strikes.

3/5 US Marine Corps took over responsibility for the Area of Operation from the British Army and 3rd Battalion 7th Marines and were based there in the winter of 2010. They were replaced by 1/5 over the summer months. Both units...
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