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British and Afghan troops launch dawn raid in Helmand

March 20, 2012

A dawn raid by British and Afghan troops in Helmand province has struck a blow at the insurgency in Afghanistan.

Soldiers from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force board a Chinook helicopter

Soldiers from the Brigade Reconnaissance Force board a Chinook helicopter. Picture: Sergeant Mark Nesbit RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

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.

Continues at: mod.uk – British and Afghan troops launch dawn raid in Helmand

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    March 20, 2012 21:54

    A new weapons recover, a new win against Talibans and insurgents, against terrorism.
    Buddies, congratulating with You, I may not avoid to observe You are making an important and stressfful duty.
    It is for that I thanks You. I admire Your sacrifices, skiil, resilience.
    Buddies, you are serving us and we will remember that for ever.
    Thanks Claudio Alpaca

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