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IAN BRUCE, Defence Correspondent May 06 2008
CommentA small force of Scottish soldiers who were saying their goodbyes to family and friends in the UK just four weeks ago ...
CommentA small force of Scottish soldiers who were saying their goodbyes to family and friends in the UK just four weeks ago have played a pivotal role in the latest offensive in Afghanistan, aimed at limiting the ability of the Taliban to funnel weapons and fighters into Helmand province.
The 120 men of "Charlie" Company, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, provided the covering firepower and operational springboard to allow hundreds of US Marines to cross the Helmand river and penetrate the desert and scrub which has been exclusively "bandit country" since 2001. http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/othe...st_Taliban.php