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Afghans take security lead in Lashkar Gah

July 20, 2011

Soldiers of the Afghan National Army parade with the Afghan flag as part of the transition ceremony in Lashkar Gah [Picture: Petty Officer (Photographer) Hamish Burke, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011] British troops have formally handed the lead responsibility for security to Afghan forces in the capital of Helmand province today, a significant milestone in a process of transition that will continue to 2014 and beyond.

Lashkar Gah, where British troops have operated since 2006, is the fourth of seven districts across Afghanistan where responsibility for security is gradually shifting from ISAF forces to their Afghan counterparts.

Continues at: mod.uk – Afghans take security lead in Lashkar Gah

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