Operation Moshtarak was a brutal coalition effort led by Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.
The target of the offensive was Marjah, which had been controlled for years by Taliban militants as well as drug traffickers.
Afghan troops were given a lead role, making up about 60% of the assaulting force. A total of about 8,000 ground troops and 7,000 support troops were involved.
The coalition forces included American, British, French, Canadian, and Danish forces under ISAF Command.
Check out this video of the operation where American Marines bled and died alongside it’s allies: