March 2, 2011

‘School’s In’ at Rahim as Brits Face Down Insurgents

From Helmand Blog - Afghanistan by ukforcesafghanistan -
As the insurgents’ grip on Helmand’s Upper Gereshk Valley loosens every day, under the relentless pressure of British troops, children in the area are now able to pursue education in defiance of Taleban intent.

During a patrol in the village of Rahim Kalay this week, soldiers from No.4 Company, 1st Battalion Irish Guards dropped in to a newly-built school to see the positive effect on local people that their aggressive assaults on the insurgency have brought about.

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