February 12th, 2010
11:54 PM ET

Images of Operation Moshtarak

The UK Ministry of Defence released some photos of troops beginning Operation Moshtarak in Marjah, Afghanistan.


The 1st Battalion of The Royal Welsh hunker down as helicopters move overhead.

British troops gear up to begin Operation Moshtarak.

soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Beth Lunsford

    Khan: America & Britain don't give up. God bless our troops!

    April 13, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Muhammad Ahmar Khan

    Well, America and their EU allies are not here in Afghanistan because of their love with Afghan people, They can never win in our country, they will continue to die and spend tax payers money for nothing. Afghanistan was much peaceful under Taliban Government.

    YOU WILL DIE UNLESS YOU LEAVE.

    KHAN

    March 9, 2010 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ansermio E

    God Bless all of our NATO troops!!! Give them hell, and come home safe!

    February 25, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Phyllis Revels

    My son is in 1st Battalion 6th Marines Charly Company Go get em' guys! you're in our prayers! We are praying for you everyday, and the whole Battalion cause you are as one, no one is left behind. SEMPER FI. Love you all and will see all of you when you get back to the states. I love your courage and be safe come home. I'm a Marines MOM.

    February 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kolawole Ajao

    God Bless our troops at this time. My son is in the 1/3 WPNS. CO 81's....
    Come home safe son, I pray for all the troops to be safe.
    God Bless yall, for a good job done.

    Posted by: USMC MOM

    I love your courage,good mom.I shall be there when you shall be singing and dancing on your son's arrival,with every of these men and women of courage.

    February 22, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. USMC MOM

    God Bless our troops at this time. My son is in the 1/3 WPNS. CO 81's....
    Come home safe son, I pray for all the troops to be safe.
    God Bless yall, for a good job done.

    February 19, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. a USMC sister

    My brother is a US Marine, God Bless all of you, American or otherwise.. handle your biz and get home to your families! Much love, honor and prayers. Thank you!

    February 18, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. John M

    Good luck to these men and women! it's a great thing to see so many countries stand side by side for a good and righteous cause! We may have lost sight of what needed to be done over the years, but finally we are in Afghanistan en masse and are ready to take care of business! Also, loving GOD, whether Jewish, Christian, Muslim, WHATEVER is the way to the Lord. Being kind to your neighbor, helping those in need, standing up for what is right! So Christians, Muslims, Jews, let's take care of this Taliban and Al-Qaeda disease!

    God bless and GET SOME!

    February 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mac

    Remember people, their will be casulties on both sides, so continue to pray that there are more of them then us.

    SSG, Ret. US Army

    February 16, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mez

    Woof! Woof woof woof!

    Semper Woofi!

    Mez, Australia.

    February 16, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sharon

    Please pray for my son and the marines of 1/6.

    February 14, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. tom

    Well spoken Mr. Stagg. Father, be with all our brave soldiers, with all the innocent people. Bring our beloved home safe!

    February 14, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  13. RT

    I'd rather be in the frontline as a qualified human soldier than a qualified canine equivalent as I think I can perform better even at my own demise – no big deal as we get recycled (the essence/soul) asap.

    Any way I'll try my best to do the job done and come back alive to my roots!

    All we want as fighters in the frontline is we need to know the main reason as to why we are here (again and again) = get a fatal hit and fall into a dream and once more, go on to do it all over and over again – live, fall into a dream and be back again to fight some more?

    February 14, 2010 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. Tom

    We must never forget 9/11 because the next attack on American soil will be ten times greater. Thanks to our troops because they volunteered to keep America protected. Thanks to President Obama for kepping the fight going in Afghanistan. The Taliban do not deserve to live, for they provided a safe haven for Osama bin Laden to plan 9/11/01. For our troops, take care of buisness and come home safely. You still have tremendous support for what you are doing.

    February 14, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  15. keith

    only good talibn is a dead taliban.ya'll get ya some. god bless

    February 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Michael Dennis Stagg

    Operation Moshtarak. A good operation and a great surprise, not expected at this scale and until much later. I trust the tactics will progress and this will take out the bulk of reactionary terrorism ... Jeremiah 18 the NRSV version of this gives a statement that I wonder is meant to be Am I ? the one to do evil, the translation may have turned this to a fierce judgmental God common in much middle era translations carrying on the warlike god that early tribes often adopted from their own actions, not agreed with by Jesus and New Testament theory, as it says God sent the son into the world not to condemn, but to save. So Am I ? because today we seem to see a massive effort to bring safety to thousands. God says although people behave wrongly He still has Mercy, so all forms of persecution of other peoples ends, this today would be well within those laws, precepts, principles and grace of the men in the field. Mike

    February 13, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  17. A10 GAU

    I hope that dog will get home safe! Go dog! bite their ass!

    February 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Balu Menon

    Finish this off for all and good. Where is the atom bombs?

    February 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  19. mark

    semptimus, wow, this from a person who has probably not ever known a lack of freedom, who has probably waken every day in a bed with a meal in front of him, who probably thinks it is his right to sit in judgement, you only have, because of the things those in front of you have laid at your feet, have sacrificed to give you, so that we could all remain free. if you think for a moment that this is not necessary than you have never left the comfort of home. i have found that those why cry the loudest are those who do not know. my son is in iraq, he used to think like you, than he grew up! may god bless ALL who are there.

    February 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  20. tom

    34 for our brave soldiers 1 angry septimus severius ! looks like the taliban loses again! 🙂 get em guys! ooorah!

    February 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Ahitan

    tell the Talaban they still have a chance to become GOOD Musilm.,if not they must leave
    this PLANET.God Bless NATO.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Adam

    GET EM!!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    Semptimus do you care about the way the Taliban treated the Afghan people? Do you think all people are created equal and should have the right to say how they want to live or do you think that the Islamic laws are the way one should live? Do you not think that Jesus' way of life of forgiveness and repentance is the way a sinner should be treated or should the sinner be lashed, amputated or killed? You should know that you too are a sinner, and will be judged for your sin if you do not ask Jesus to forgive you! He is the only way to the Father!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Roy

    In response to septimus severius. You are partially correct, so that shows you are not an absolute idiot. We (the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) were definitely dragged into this war as a result of the MURDER of 3,000 innocent US civilians. Therefore we have everything to do with being involved. Extremeists must be shown that unprovoked attacks on the people of any country will not be accepted without retaliation.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Steven

    Victory is yours

    February 13, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Gary Patrick

    We are with you all the way. Do your best. God be with you

    February 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  27. tom mabry

    lord be with all these brave men! and protect the innocent people! Bring our men home soon! in Jesus name, Amen!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jane

    Sorry but its been a tense day here ! I respect anyones opinion!

    February 13, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jane

    O~K septimus severius – they are given a job to do most prob would choose not to be there but ITS THEIR JOB!! They are given orders! Granted there are many corners of the world that need help some just are not allowed to ask for it due to control. I'm lucky to live in a place where i can live my life in relative safety – despite outside efforts – with only a government to blame or those that vote for that government. I can remember living in fear when i was younger some people forget about the troubles the UK has had in the past – we are no different to anybody else really. Think before you type hun.

    February 13, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  30. PIERRE

    my prayer and thanks to all these brave soldiers.
    from opium patch to pumpkin patch...
    godspeed

    February 13, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  31. septimus severius

    you are full of sh,,t...they are there to kill ,,,,,,,,,when will you look at the other side of the story ,,,you are invaders ,,,occupiers,,,,the afgans do not want nor need you ,and your democracy,,,,,why de you want to impose your way on them.....you are been draged into a war in which you have nothing to do ,,,,remember irak......

    February 13, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  32. MARINE'S MOM

    Oh Lord, please Bless all this troops and bring them home safe. Amen

    February 13, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  33. tom mabry

    1st Battalion 6th marines Charly Company Go get em' guys! you're in our prayers!

    February 13, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  34. Gloria

    You guys r the best God bring u guys home safe! Posted By Gloria Proud Mom Of A USMC

    February 13, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  35. Carlo Italy

    Onore a tutti voi...siete l'orgoglio dell'Occidente tutto...possiate prevalere sulla barbarie talebana

    February 13, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  36. Dave Walker

    Allah will be overjoyed to see so many new "residents" in "heaven".

    February 13, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  37. LCpl Armacost

    God I wish I was there with y'all. Go get some. U.S. and British forces are STILL the best in the world. Now let's win he good fight. OOORAH. JMA

    February 13, 2010 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  38. Karim

    From a 20 year Veteran, GOD bless you all and come home safe, GOD SPEED!!!

    February 13, 2010 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  39. Kaufman

    As long as there is religion in the world there will never be peace. I hope this mission is a success and further devastates the Islamic extremists network.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  40. Peter

    Succes to all those brave NATO troops!

    February 13, 2010 at 5:51 am | Report abuse |
  41. Edward John

    With more operations like this, maybe we can bring all the troops home sooner. They would make me very happy, as my som is currently serving in Afghan.

    Godspeed to all of the N.A.T.O. Troops and thank you!

    February 13, 2010 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  42. Andre

    The Soldier's Prayer

    Dear Lord

    You know how busy I will be this day
    so if I forget thee, do not thou forget me

    Amen

    February 13, 2010 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  43. Michael Berger

    God's speed and come home safe

    February 13, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  44. lilyg

    Be safe!! Thank you all.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  45. Jane

    Ditto the comment above – these are todays true heroes!! My thoughts are with all of you!! Especially my partner a Danish RMP!! Stay safe xxxxxx

    Very proud of all of you

    February 13, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  46. Jenni

    Thank you for all that you do – God Bless

    February 13, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  47. Patrick

    God speed – Make Britain proud boys, for queen and counry!!

    February 13, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  48. Matthew

    This is the war we should have fought in the first place.

    "There ain't no rest for the Wicked"

    Taliban, prepare for annihilation. We still remember.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  49. Helen

    Give them Hell! Thank you to ALL our brave NATO troops. We are all praying for your safe return.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  50. Zia

    I hope this operation is successful and God bless the brave ones taking part in this.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  51. dan

    These guys are the true heros. Not football, basketball, ect players. These guys deserve all our thanks and support. God speed!
    Dan
    USA

    February 13, 2010 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  52. burt

    get it done and come home safe...godspeed

    February 13, 2010 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  53. Joseph

    God be with all the troops. We are very proud.

    February 13, 2010 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  54. Chris L

    get some! come home safe!

    February 13, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  55. Kolawole Ajao

    Symbolic of NATO.Great!

    February 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |