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Royal Marines help secure Afghan village

September 13, 2011

A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place in Loy Mandeh Kalay in Afghanistan, after Royal Marines from 42 Commando worked for months to make it safe.

The Mayor of Nad 'Ali ceremonially breaks ground at Loy Mandeh Kalay's bazaar - the site of a new regeneration project to restore the commercial centre and encourage the return of traders and investment to the village. Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Dave Hillhouse, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

The Mayor of Nad 'Ali ceremonially breaks ground at Loy Mandeh Kalay's bazaar - the site of a new regeneration project to restore the commercial centre and encourage the return of traders and investment to the village. Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Dave Hillhouse, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

For several years, insurgents operating in the area threatened and intimidated locals, forcing many to leave their homes and businesses and seek refuge in the protected community provided by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the International Security Assistance Force.

As people deserted Loy Mandeh Kalay, the once bustling bazaar quickly fell into disrepair, putting an end to trade and prosperity.

Continues at: mod.uk – Royal Marines help secure Afghan village

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 13, 2011 20:17

    A sage initiative that has done more results: the confidence of Afghan’s people and a source for commercial activities.
    You have showed the human image of the military corps and that is important on the war against terrorism.
    Thanks Claudio Alpaca

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