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UK soldiers help Afghans clear supply route

December 5, 2011

British soldiers embedded with an Afghan National Army unit recently to offer advice on a three-day operation to clear a vital supply route and search for insurgents.

Soldiers from 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards working alongside Afghan National Army colleagues in Nad 'Ali

Soldiers from 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards working alongside Afghan National Army colleagues in Nad 'Ali. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

The operation saw soldiers from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, known as the Welsh Cavalry, work closely with a heavy weapons company from the Afghan National Army’s (ANA’s) 3/215 Brigade in northern Nad ‘Ali.

The soldiers cleared either side of a main supply route in the area so Afghan Uniform Police (AUP) could move up behind them and search compounds for insurgents.

During the operation a pressure-plate improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered, which was dealt with by the Afghan Explosive Hazard Reduction Team – the ANA’s counter-IED specialists, who gathered evidence and destroyed the device in place.

The soldiers did not come into contact with any insurgents and, once the area was secure, a team of engineers moved in to build three checkpoints which will be manned permanently by the AUP.

Continues at: mod.uk – UK soldiers help Afghans clear supply route

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