British and Afghan troops launch dawn raid in Helmand
A dawn raid by British and Afghan troops in Helmand province has struck a blow at the insurgency in Afghanistan.
The elite Brigade Reconnaissance Force (BRF) joined forces with the Warthog Group to strike at an insurgent headquarters in the north of Task Force Helmand’s area of operations. A number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), some ordnance, and several weapons were recovered in the operation.
Local insurgents had been targeting British and American troop bases to the north of the bustling city of Gereshk and laying IEDs on the vital road between Gereshk, Sangin and the Helmand power plant at the Kajaki Dam.
Intelligence suggested that the insurgents believed they were safe because their headquarters were on the far side of a large canal.