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Afghan soldiers take over new patrol base

February 20, 2012

Nearly 300 members of the Afghan National Army have taken command of a new patrol base in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, built with the assistance of UK forces.

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Mortimer with Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Karem Khan

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Mortimer (left) hands over command of Patrol Base Jahan Zeb to Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Karem Khan of the Afghan National Army. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Patrol Base Jahan Zeb, which was built by Afghan contractors over four months, has been officially handed over to 280 warriors of the 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 215 Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA).

Lieutenant Colonel Ian Mortimer, Commanding Officer of The Queen’s Royal Hussars Battle Group, officially transferred command of the base to Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Karem Khan, commanding officer of the Kandak, during a short ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Continues at: mod.uk – Afghan soldiers take over new patrol base

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    February 20, 2012 20:45

    As a building, the Afghan forces is increasing on capacities and taking control of their country. Positive signs on Afghanistan:Thanks to You, buddies, for a training that has done such results. Claudio Alpaca

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