Now Zad: A Comeback Complicated by Success

Now Zad is a town again. In just two short months the small farming community Afghanistan's northern Helmand Province has turned around faster than anyone expected. In December 1,000 Marines and Afghan security forces moved into Now Zad in an operation designed to wrest control from the Taliban. The town, once home to 30,000 people, had been a ghost town for four years. Over the years bitter fighting between British troops, Estonians and U.S. Marines resulted in dozens of injured and killed...Full Story
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