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British and Afghan forces target insurgency in Nahr-e Saraj

February 20, 2012

Soldiers from 5th Battalion The Rifles (5 RIFLES) have joined Afghan security forces in an operation to clear a key insurgent ‘safe haven’ in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Soldiers surveil the area ahead from a sheltered position

British soldiers from 5th Battalion The Rifles surveil the area ahead from a sheltered position. Picture: Sergeant Mark Nesbit, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Around one hundred British troops from 5 RIFLES teamed up with 200 warriors from the 2nd Kandak of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and patrolmen from the Afghan National Police (ANP) to drive the insurgency from Kopak, in the Nahr-e Saraj district.

The district is one of three in Helmand where British troops are deployed, and the last where Task Force Helmand retains the lead for security after the successful transition of Nad ‘Ali and Lashkar Gah to Afghan control.

Operation Kapcha Zhrandagaray targeted a 16-square-kilometer area that has seen little influence from Afghan authorities so far.

Continues at: mod.uk – British and Afghan forces target insurgency in Nahr-e Saraj

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    February 20, 2012 19:28

    A new step of transition phase, need for patrol the territory of country and assure control of insurgent’s movments. A modality to assure contry’s democracy construction.
    Afghan army and Afghan police are boosting on their duties and this is positive.We now see an organic birth of force, patrol, govern of situation; a “birth” that, from training and by training, is improving itself and democacy, other tan any other live forms, economic and cultural of the new Afghanistan. A birth that is traveling on the new road edifying map.
    We are seing the results of more years of sacrifices. Honor and thanks, buddies. Claudio Alpaca

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