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Reuters: Afghans, NATO make Helmand sweep to stop handover threats

July 18, 2011

Afghan, British and US troops swept through the sparsely-populated desert outside the southern town of Lashkar Gah at the weekend in a bid to ferret out any Taliban who might be hoping to disrupt a crucial transfer of security to Afghan forces.

Continues at: reuters.com – Afghans, NATO make Helmand sweep to stop handover threats

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