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Helicopter reported shot down in Afghanistan

A Marine of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade runs to safety moments after an IED blast Monday in the Garmsir district of Helmand Province in Afghanistan. Two U.S. Marines were killed as they tried to clear a route into the Taliban heartland of southern Helmand province. About 4,000 Marines are battling insurgents in a massive offensive launched in the south early this month.