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UK forces support Afghan operation in Lower Gereshk Valley

August 6, 2012

Afghan soldiers and police, supported by British troops, have completed an operation to clear insurgents from the Lower Gereshk Valley, in the north of Nahr-e Saraj district.

Afghan warrior briefs a British soldier

An Afghan warrior briefs a British soldier during Operation BIG FISH. Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Operation BIG FISH was planned at a meeting of Afghan security officials including the District Governor and the Chief of Police, which was attended by the Commander of Task Force Helmand, Brigadier Doug Chalmers.

The security shura meets regularly to discuss the district’s security priorities and the allocation of police and army resources.

Major Rupert King-Evans, Fire Support Company Commander, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, said:

“The operation was to clear insurgents, IED components and IED-making facilities from the Lower Gereshk Valley.

“The key point from this operation is that it was an Afghan operation supported by ISAF, and not the other way around. The Afghans planned the operation. We offered advice and, when they requested, we provided support for them.”

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 6, 2012 20:37

    A positive step on Afghan security done by Afghan military and police corps, with UK forces support. The result of clerar insurgents IEDs and IEDs facilities has obtained and we see a new subject act autonomously, even if with our support. This is positif and we will see more other on future. claudio alpaca

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