Army divers in Helmand River night mission
British Army divers have conducted a night-time diving operation in the Helmand River in Afghanistan in order to help with the development of irrigation and agriculture in the region.
Sappers from the Royal Engineers deployed on the complex operation under the cover of darkness, with protection provided by the Afghan Uniform Police.
Soldiers from 35 Engineer Regiment planned and conducted the nine-hour operation, which involved ten divers, to measure how much water was flowing along the river to help Afghan authorities plan future irrigation projects.
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