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UK and Afghan troops conduct dawn raid in Helmand

December 13, 2011

British troops and Afghan commandos have conducted a daring dawn raid under fire to target a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) factory in Helmand province.

Troops protect their eyes from the debris kicked up by a descending helicopter

Troops protect their eyes from the debris kicked up by a descending helicopter. Picture: Sergeant Wes Calder, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Operation EAGLE’S SHADOW saw more than 90 soldiers from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) fly in three helicopters to the suspected factory in northern Nahr-e Saraj district.

The area had earlier been cordoned off by Scimitar Mk2 armoured vehicles equipped with 30mm cannons, and Warthog all-terrain troop carriers armed with .50-calibre heavy machine guns and 40mm grenade machine guns.

The vehicles, crewed by the Formation Reconnaissance Squadron, the BRF and the Warthog Group, helped to protect the landing sites as the helicopters swooped in.

Continues at: mod.uk – UK and Afghan troops conduct dawn raid in Helmand

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    December 14, 2011 23:50

    Hi buddies, Your activity of patrol and controll know no arrest and is absorbing Your skill and resilience.
    By home, I understand, all seem easy, but, in reality, comport risk and difficulties.
    It is for that reasons that we thanks and honor You, saying you are not alone as our hearts is with You and You have an honor place on them.
    Wish of merry Christmas claudio Alpaca

  2. Debra parker permalink
    December 15, 2011 00:36

    Thank god for your updates, I feel you give me an insight what my son is doing and going through. Thoughts to everyone out there xxx

  3. weezie106001 permalink
    December 23, 2011 14:16

    Reblogged this on SOCAF-2011.

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