UK soldiers help Afghan-led operation disrupt insurgents
British soldiers from 2nd Battalion The Rifles (2 RIFLES) have helped Afghan security forces in an operation to clear insurgents from an area close to Gereshk in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province.
Around 1,000 soldiers and police from the Afghan National Security Forces cleared an area known as the Bowri Dashte to the west of Gereshk.
The Dashte is open country with scattered settlements just outside the verdant Green Zone, which runs alongside the Helmand River.
The forces – made up of 850 Afghan National Army (ANA) warriors and 80 Afghan Uniform Police – were joined by 250 British soldiers from 2 RIFLES and other regiments, who acted in an advisory role.