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Afghan Army clears area of IEDs

May 1, 2012

The Afghan National Army’s first major operation this spring has resulted in the clearance of improvised explosive devices from a 25-square-kilometre area and the recovery of three weapons caches.

Staff Sergeant Steve Limbrick and Corporal Neal Griffiths

Royal Engineers Staff Sergeant Steve Limbrick and Corporal Neal Griffiths are training Afghan National Army bomb disposal teams in Helmand province. Picture: Corporal Andy Reddy, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Operation SHAFUQ (which means ‘dawn’ in Pashtu) is a large-scale Afghan National Army (ANA) operation to clear the Bowri Dashte area of Nad ‘Ali. The operation was conceived, planned and executed by the ANA, with on-the-ground advice provided by British soldiers.

More than 600 warriors from the ANA and 170 International Security Assistance Force advisors, including British soldiers from the Brigade Advisory Group, have been involved in the operation.

The ISAF advisors include soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Rifles and 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.

Continues at: mod.uk – Afghan Army clears area of IEDs

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    May 1, 2012 19:25

    A duty of great and vital importance that of clear area by IED, an acronim who remembe more death, more fallen buddies. clearing are by it signify assure live of ISAF troops .
    Not a esy duty, surely, but a duty for whom you will receive the thanks of alls, mine included.
    claudio Alpaca

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