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Blocks of Marjah secure, Marine battalion shifts focus to counternarcotics

U.S. Marine Cpl. Glenn Stadig, a squad leader with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, provides security for Afghan National Army soldiers with 3rd Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps, at a vehicle checkpoint here, March 22, 2012. In addition to advising Afghan forces in the blocks of Marjah, 2nd Bn., 9th Marines conducted partnered counternarcotics missions with the Afghan National Interdiction Unit in the Bari Desert during Operation Psarlay Taba. The partnered force captured around 26,000 pounds of assorted opium products over the course of the four-month operation. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler Reiriz)



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This work, Blocks of Marjah secure, Marine battalion shifts focus to counternarcotics [Image 4 of 14], by Cpl Tyler Reiriz, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.22.2012

Date Posted:07.04.2012 17:02

Photo ID:618492

VIRIN:120322-M-JI376-220

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:3.33 MB

Location:MARJAH DISTRICT, AFGlobe

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