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Afghan forces take the lead in British-supported operation in Helmand

January 24, 2013

British-trained Afghan forces have demonstrated their expanding capability by successfully leading a large and complex operation to build a bridge over the Nahr-e Saraj canal in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

Afghan forces take the lead in British supported operation in Helmand

Soldiers from the Afghan National Army as well as members of the Afghan Uniform Police conducted a security sweep through the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand as part of the mission, aimed at consolidating improvements in security.

This major operation was supported by British forces led by 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (1 LANCS) who have been advising Afghan security forces in Lashkar Gah.

The operation demonstrated some of the crucial capabilities that the Afghan security forces have developed in recent years, including the installation of vital infrastructure and detection and disposal of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

It also included a bridge-build across the Nahr-e Saraj canal, before a 72-hour period in which in excess of 50 IEDs and 240 kilograms of homemade explosives were found and dealt with independently of support from their British mentors.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. doreen junghans permalink
    January 24, 2013 21:02

    well done great find keep safe

  2. January 24, 2013 21:28

    We may now say that more results have born by sacrifices of troops members and all fallens. A special thank to them and to alls now are collaborating with Afghan forces for done garancies of a sure live to civilians and country on general. I am satisfied of results as I advert that a new people is borning, a people that has retrouved his identity, personality, liberty, all that was lost for a long, obscure period. Thanks, buddies, for all. claudio alpaca

  3. THE MO AND JO TEAM permalink
    January 25, 2013 01:30



  4. basir Ahmad lsu number 21601 permalink
    January 26, 2013 08:48

    British tigers are don there job in Afghanistan congratulation and best regards for all off them be safe and be happy

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