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Lashkar Gah transition one year on

July 25, 2012

In the year since British troops formally handed responsibility for security in Lashkar Gah to Afghan forces, the positive changes in the district are obvious, according to a former Stabilisation Advisor for the area.

Afghan National Army officers

Afghan National Army officers plan which compounds to search with their British advisor prior to one of their most ambitious operations in the boundary areas between the districts of Nad ‘Ali, Nahr-e Saraj, and Lashkar Gah. Picture: Sergeant Wes Calder RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Lashkar Gah was a volatile area when British troops arrived in 2006, but since ISAF’s involvement and the handover of control to Afghan National Security Forces, day-to-day elements such as being able to travel across the town have changed significantly for the better.

The stabilisation advisor, who wishes to remain anonymous, arrived in Lashkar Gah in October 2010 and served as the area’s Stabilisation Advisor during the important transition of responsibility in July 2011. Although he left Helmand earlier this year, the advisor experienced for himself how the lives of local people have become far easier.

Continues at: mod.uk – Lashkar Gah transition one year on

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    July 25, 2012 20:10

    We have now a initial image of a democratic Afghanistan, where people may live, his rights are respected, land is vivible. We are on the initial steps that will drive toward a consolidate democracy, a society where anyone may have the possibility of a normal live, women are respected and have their dignity.
    Your sacrifices, buddies, have obtained this results, this the reason for ulterior thanks. claudio alpaca

  2. THE MO AND JO TEAM permalink
    July 26, 2012 15:45

    WONDERFUL NEWS ONCE AGAIN – WE ALL KNOW THAT OUR FORCES ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD, AND THIS PROVES IT ONCE AGAIN. OUR THANKS OF COURSE GO TO ALL OF THEM WHETHER ON THE FRONT LINE OR NOT. GOD BLESS – WE SALUTE YOU. FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM – SOMERSET

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