Ruined Afghan fort home again for British troops
Operation Herrick is not the first time British troops have fought in Afghanistan. The first, second and third Afghan wars saw British troops based in both Helmand and Kandahar. A reminder of that history can be found at Forward Operating Base Shawqat. It was built in 2009 inside the ruins of an old British fort called Farangi — which translates as the Foreigner’s Castle – on the advice of local elders.
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