More Camp Lejeune Marines are headed to Afghanistan as U.S. and Afghan forces battle a resurgent Taliban.
About 150 of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment's 1,000 Marines and sailors are deploying Monday from Camp Lejeune. They will train, mentor and partner with Afghan soldiers.
Camp Lejeune Marines started deploying last year to Afghanistan as part of a surge of forces to the central Asian country. In the last few months, the Taliban has ramped up attacks against troops. June was one of the deadliest months for international forces in Afghanistan.