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Fighting season suppressed in Helmand says UK commander

August 9, 2011

The Commander of Task Force Helmand (TFH) said today that ISAF forces are maintaining momentum and have very much suppressed the fighting season this year in Helmand province as local people talk of the future.

Soldiers with A Company, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, take up position on top of a compound
Soldiers with A Company, The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, take up position on top of a compound after receiving indirect fire from insurgents in a small pocket of farmland in the southeastern corner of the district of Nahr-e Saraj, 2 July 2011, during Operation ZMARAY SUK II [Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011]

Brigadier Ed Davis, Commander TFH and Commander of 3 Commando Brigade, the current lead element of British troops in Helmand, was speaking at a media briefing in London via satellite link from Lashkar Gah.

Speaking at a point roughly two thirds of the way through the HERRICK 14 deployment, Brigadier Davis said that before deploying he had characterised the tour as being on the seam between what had gone before, and what was going to come in the future, adding:

“Now you may say that sounds a little obvious, but there is a fairly significant seam being crossed at the moment, and that’s between the Task Force Helmand-led shape, clear hold build in order to build up protective communities and the future which is the transition to Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) protecting these communities under the authority of the Afghanistan government.”

Continues at: mod.uk – Fighting season suppressed in Helmand says UK commander

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