US Marines Clear Enemy Strongholds


"The fighters out there yesterday were definitely ready for us, but I don't think they were ready for what we were going to do to them ... the Marines, the Afghans, the Brits, the Sailors — everybody that went out yesterday really just brought the fight to them." -- Sgt. Aaron Alonso | squad leader | 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment -- Marines with bravo company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, along with coalition forces and Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a raid mission in the village of Mama Cares, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. The Marines assaulted through the village to clear out the areas of known enemy strongholds. (U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Sgt. Eric S. Wilterdink/Released)

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