Op OMID HAFT in pictures
Hundreds of Afghan soldiers, supported by British and coalition forces took part in a major operation in Central Helmand last week; to clear out insurgents from one of their last remaining strongholds.
Operation OMID HAFT was planned and executed by the Afghan National Army (ANA) and partnered by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops. For several days, Afghan Warriors battled alongside Royal Marines and soldiers in harsh and hostile terrain where the enemy had intimidated and threatened the Afghan population for many years.
Alongside the ANA and Marines, combat photographers were deployed, to capture all aspects of this major operation and these images have now been packaged in to a collection on our UK Forces Afghanistan Flickr page. Click on any of the images below to view all 44 interesting and visually stunning images.