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Afghan and British soldiers bridge canal to relieve troubled area

June 27, 2012

Afghan warriors and British soldiers recently bridged a canal while under enemy fire as part of an operation to bring security to a troubled area of Helmand province.

Afghan engineers hastily bridge a canal

Afghan engineers hastily bridge a canal to allow troops to advance freely and avoid potential enemy ambush sites. Assisted by British engineers, the canal was crossed under fire as insurgents in the area fought to regain the initiative. Picture: Corporal Barry Lloyd RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Operation ZMARAY SAIFULLAH 2 was planned and executed by Afghan warriors from the 4th Kandak (Battalion) of 3/215 Brigade, with help from British soldiers of the Brigade Advisory Group.

The operation involved Afghan engineers bridging the Nahr-e Saraj canal to allow troops to clear the area of Mohajeri in central Helmand and to search compounds known to have been used as enemy firing points.

Shortly into the operation the patrol came into contact with the enemy. The Afghan engineer team held their nerve and bridged the canal whilst under fire, allowing their troops to advance.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. THE MO AND JO TEAM permalink
    June 27, 2012 16:29

    OUR THANKS TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL ARMED FORCES FOR ALL OF THE WORK THEY CARRY OUT. WE THANK YOU AND SALUTE YOU. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

  2. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    June 30, 2012 22:23

    This is the more difficult period of Afghanistan war, of transition phase. This is why in this phase, the insurgents’s attacks are more frequent, on the tentatif of impeding the construction of communication ways; ways necessary to the construction of a new country. Relastionship beetween people living on several copunties or area may be the substrate of a nation, where people is not a number but a subject, where any man or woman may exprime his thoughts.This revolution may not be accepted by those who where only dominators. claudio alpaca

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