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US forces claim gains in Sangin

Sangin was notorious as the most violent place in Afghanistan.

It was held by the British military at great cost: more than 100 dead in four years.

Now the US marines have taken over. They have already had some 26 killed in action in four months, an even higher rate of casualties than the British.

But they are also claiming gains in the fight against the Taliban.

The BBC's Paul Wood and cameraman Robbie Wright were embedded with the US marines in Sangin.

  • 20 Jan 2011