British soldiers using aid to beat Insurgents in Afghanistan
British troops distributing aid in Kabul say it’s helping them to improve security in the Afghan capital.
Members of the Joint Support Unit at Camp Souter have been providing assistance to the local community in Kabul.
“I’m responsible for the protection of Camp Souter,” said Captain Tiernan Hick (32), “but I’m also involved in projects with the local community, distributing things like food and blankets. Keeping the locals onside is a big part of what we need to do here to provide security,” he said. “They’re effectively our outer cordon of security. By keeping them onside, they will inform us of any insurgents that move into the area, or anything that’s untoward. So having a positive relationship with them is crucial.”
The soldiers from Camp Souter have been engaged in work known as ‘Consent Winning Activity’, carrying out projects such as the commissioning of new wells. The unit also looks to improve the local schools and communal areas.
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