In Afghanistan, there was a push to take back the southern province Helmand.
A commander in Helmand, where Prince Harry was based, said soldiers from dozens of countries were fighting in Afghanistan.
Akhund knows how tough the going has been for his men in Helmand ever since the US Marines arrived there in force in 2010.
The most prominent occurred in Helmand Province in November, when an Afghan Police officer killed five British soldiers.
My Marine friend said neither man killed by our Predator strike that night in Helmand proved to be the intended target.
Discussions focused more on Syria than on our own combat tours in places named Ramadi or Helmand.
Both men have failed to gain territory in the southern Afghan provinces of Kandahar and Helmand.
He will be based at the heavily fortified Camp Bastion at Helmand.
Exclamation points by themselves in a message from Helmand meant it could very well be a matter of life and death.
There he served alongside U.S. Marines and other service members in Fallujah, Khost, Sadr City, and Helmand.