Royal Marines help secure Afghan village
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.
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.
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