Reading another thread has got me thinking. Many on here say there are no 'front lines' in Helmand. I think this is bollox and usually spouted by REMFs, those who have never been on the front line or those who may travel from FOB to FOB and want to believe that they're in the thick of it along that route. I think it's bollox. There are areas in Helmand where in the past we wouldn't dream of going in and have had to conduct large operations to push into there such as 'Panthers Claw' and the likes. As well as that you have enemy controlled areas which may be 200m from a patrol base or 2k's away. These are the front lines where the enemy rule the ground and where if we push into those areas we're going to end up in contact without a doubt. Of course there are IED's littered everywhere but the enemy have their safe areas which is behind their front line. Discuss.