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The Telegraph: British forces attack Taliban stronghold in central Helmand

October 31, 2011

Flying in darkness on board Chinook helicopters soldiers from the 1st Bn Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment descended on the final pocket of insurgency in the Nad ‘Ali district.

Chinook night insertion

British soldier peers through the darkness in the back of a Chinook helicopter during a night insertion in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan (stock image). Picture: Petty Officer Airman (Photographer) Hamish Burke, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

The Daily Telegraph accompanied troops as they flew into the enemy heartland of the Gulbuddin Strip.

The distinctive double thud of a Chinook approaching broke into the predawn silence as the lines of soldiers waited pensively for its arrival at their base.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    October 31, 2011 19:19

    We have won a battle and this is positive.
    Now we may aspect an attacks by insurgents and must pose more attention to all more vulnerable targets, civil included.
    We have a big hope: win the war and open a peace tractative whose exit may be a countries collaboration for the human rights chart, democracy codification and insitution birth.
    Claudio Alpaca

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