Nick Griffin exposes Labour war profiteer Margaret Hodge & Afghan Pipeline
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Extract from previous post Re. Afghanistan pipeline:
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Marjah & Kandahar in relation to proposed pipeline
The two-week Operation Mushtarak -- Dari for "Together" -- symbolically ended Thursday when authorities hoisted the Afghan flag in Marjah, a poppy-growing southern area that had eluded government control for years.
A US commander in Kandahar said most combat operations had "subsided", although US, British and Afghan troops would still need several weeks to exert control over more remote villages in the targeted area in Helmand province.
"There will be some sporadic fighting, I believe, some tough areas where there are still a few holdouts," Brigadier General Ben Hodges told the PBS Newshour on US public television.
"I think most of the significant combat operations though will have subsided. I think the majority of the enemy has either been killed or driven out or blended back into the population," he said.
Helmand government spokesman Daud Ahmadi said Marjah was returning to "normal" but authorities were reluctant to return thousands of displaced villagers to their homes because of the innumerable mines left by the Taliban.
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