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UK soldiers help Afghan-led operation disrupt insurgents

February 14, 2012

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.

Afghan National Army warriors on patrol

Afghan National Army warriors on patrol in the Bowri Dashte to the west of Gereshk. Picture: Sergeant Steve Blake RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

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.

Continues at: mod.uk – UK soldiers help Afghan-led operation disrupt insurgents

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    February 14, 2012 21:17

    A training on making insurgents cleaning operation; then a training real, with real enemies.
    Afghan forces have had the possibility to cleaning area by insurgents with the aid of british soldiers. A jest of camaradie, cooperation, interplay for an action aimed to done freedom. Claudio Alpaca

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