February 13th, 2010
07:22 AM ET

More about Operation Moshtarak

These numbers and facts are compiled from CNN correspondents in the field and official military statements.

Overall Troop Numbers - About 15,000 troops from the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Estonia, Afghanistan and Canada

U.S. Troops
about 5,000 Marines
about 300 Army FULL POST


Filed under: Operation Moshtarak • Troops
February 13th, 2010
07:16 AM ET

'So far, so good' in Marjah

MARJAH, Afghanistan  - The thousands of troops working to oust Taliban militants from Marjah met pockets of resistance, but NATO says the push called the biggest offensive of the war is getting off to a good start.

"So far, so good," said British military spokesman Maj. Gen. Gordon Messenger, who told reporters in London that commanders are "very pleased" with the siege in the Marjah region. He said key objectives such as securing key bridges and roads were being reached with "minimal interference" by Taliban militants unable to put up a "coherent response."

"The Taliban appear confused and disoriented," Messenger said, but tempered his optimism with the reminder that the operation is not yet done. FULL POST