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British and Afghan troops take on insurgency in Gereshk

February 7, 2012

Afghan National Army soldiers on patrol during Operation ROZI ROSHAN [Picture: Sergeant Mark Nesbit RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012]Nearly 1,000 British and Afghan soldiers have taken part in a major operation to increase security around a vital town in Helmand province.

More than 280 British troops joined forces with 690 warriors from the Afghan National Army (ANA) and patrolmen from the Afghan National Police to clear insurgents from the area north of the bustling town of Gereshk in Nahr-e Saraj district.

Making this commercial hub secure is a priority for Afghan forces in the coming year and has become the main focus for current operations.

Nahr-e Saraj is one of the three districts in Helmand where British troops are deployed – and the last where Task Force Helmand retains the lead for security following the transition of Nad ‘Ali and Lashkar Gah.

Operation ROZI ROSHAN, or ‘Bright Day’, was planned by Afghan National Army staff and led by Brigadier General Sherin Shah, Commander of the 3rd Brigade of 215 Corps.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    February 7, 2012 21:10

    Clear insurgent is a necessity on a country for years interessed by problem. A problem more relevant on the area north of town of Gereshk in Nahr-e Saraj district. This require necessity to a free insurgent area, for its strategic position. We hope that this necessity are evolving to an end, and wish this hope is near a concretation. Claudio Alpaca

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