Lashkar Gah transition one year on
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.
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.
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