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Civilians grow weary as U.S. ramps up battle against Taliban

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The U.S. remains on the offensive against the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

On Friday, U.S. Marines pushed deeper into southern Afghanistan in the biggest offensive of the war. But many people there have already had enough of western attempts to rid the region of the Taliban, because so many of civilians have suffered the deadly consequences of the war.

In Pakistan, officials said two suspected U.S. missiles struck a training base and a hideout run by the head of the Taliban in South Waziristan. Officials said at least 15 people were killed 27 were wounded.

Marvin Weinbaum, a scholar at the Middle East Institute and former State Department analyst on Afghanistan and Pakistan, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the Pakistani and American campaigns against the Taliban and the battle for civilians’ hearts and minds.

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