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BBC: Black Watch working towards Afghanistan withdrawal

February 8, 2012

Soldiers of the Black Watch are preparing the ground for a British military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, (3 Scots) deployed from Fort George, near Inverness, to Helmand Province in September last year.

The soldiers have been closing some checkpoints and transferring the control of others to the Afghan army and police.

The work is part of the preparations for the withdrawal in 2014.

Among the 600 Black Watch is Cpl Ewan Harper, from Inverness, who has been at the forward operating base Shawqat for the past four months.

He is a member of the Territorial Army and is making his second tour of Afghanistan.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    February 8, 2012 20:22

    The end of a decade of years, an end that is felix, but give a particular situation, like sadness.
    Now Afghan forces will assume patrol of their country, defence of democratic institutions and human rights.
    we are on a new phase and new horizonts are opening. Claudio Alpaca

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