The commander of the US Marines in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province has hailed the progress of a joint US-Afghan military campaign against the Taliban in the province's Marjah town.
In an interview with Al Jazeera's James Bays, Brigadier-General Larry Nicholson said the military is in "very good shape", as the campaign, known as Operation Moshtarak, entered its eleventh day.
"Today there were no fire fights after 29 fire fights on day two. Yesterday we had one," he said.
"Today, the largest thing we did was hand out food. So I would say we've got to be pleased with where we are."
Source: Al Jazeera