IEDs stopping Afghan civilians leaving area before battle

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Improvised explosive devices are stopping Afghan civilians leaving an area where UK troops will launch a huge operation, the defence secretary says.

Bob Ainsworth spoke as troops prepared for Operation Moshtarak, which aims to force out Taliban militants from around the town of Marjah in Helmand province.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8506137.stm
 

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