Operation Moshtarak


Operation Moshtarak
Operation Moshtarak
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
1st Battalion 3rd Marines near Marja.jpg
U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines seize a key junction of roads just outside of Marja on February 9, 2010
Date February 13, 2010 – February 25, 2010 (First phase)[1]
February 26, 2010 - December 7, 2010 (Second phase)[2]
Location Marja and rest of Helmand Province in Afghanistan
31°31′N 64°07′E / 31.517°N 64.117°E / 31.517; 64.117
Result Coalition forces secure district after prolonged fighting
Belligerents
Coalition
ISAF-Logo.svg ISAF:[3][4][5]

 Afghanistan

Insurgents
Afghanistan Taliban insurgents
Commanders and leaders
Afghanistan Mohammad Zazai[6]
United Kingdom James Cowan
United Kingdom Nick Carter
United States Stanley McChrystal
United States Lawrence Nicholson
Unknown
Strength
Coalition
15,000+ troops[7]
  • United States 4,000[8]
  • United Kingdom 1,200 (up to 4,200 available)[8]
  • Afghanistan 2,500 [9]
  • France Approximately 70
  • Canada Approximately 61
Insurgents
2,000 (Taliban claim)[10]
400–1,000 (U.S. estimate)[11]
Casualties and losses
Coalition[12]

Total: 61+ killed

  • Afghanistan 15+ killed
  • United Kingdom 13 killed
  • United States 45 killed
Insurgents[13]

120+ killed, 56 captured
(in the first week)

Civilian casualties[14]

28 killed, 70 injured