06/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Taliban Retake Control, Momentum In Northern Marjah

Since their offensive here in February, the Marines have flooded Marja with hundreds of thousands of dollars a week.


The approach helped turn the tide of insurgency in Iraq. But in Marja, where the Taliban seem to know everything -- and most of the time it is impossible to even tell who they are -- they have already found ways to thwart the strategy in many places, including killing or beating some who take the Marines' money, or pocketing it themselves.

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