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Soldiers Board Merlin Helicopter During Operation Omid Haft in Afghanistan

Soldiers board a Royal Air Force Merlin helicopter during Operation Omid Haft in Afghanistan.

 

Hundreds of Afghan soldiers, supported by British and coalition forces have taken part in a major operation in Central Helmand to clear out insurgents from one of their last remaining strongholds.

 

Operation Omid Haft was planned and executed by the Afghan National Army (ANA) partnered by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops. For several days, Afghan Warriors battled alongside Royal Marines and soldiers in harsh and hostile terrain where the enemy have intimidated and threatened the Afghan population for many years.

  

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Photographer: POA(Phot) Hamish Burke

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Taken on May 28, 2011