British soldiers mount a heli-borne assault in Zaborabad to grow the area under their control.

Operation Tor Zhemay VI. The Shropshire-based battalion, responsible for security in Helmand's Nad 'Ali district, mounted an insertion into Zaborabad, using 15 helicopters, with cover provided by fast jets. It was the biggest such operation for 1 Royal Irish since the crossing of the Rhine in 1945 during the Second World War. As part of their mission to pacify the Nad ‘Ali district British soldiers mount a heli-borne assault to grow the area under their control. Mark Urban joins the Royal Irish Rangers as they push outside the area they control into the former Taliban stronghold of Zoborabad one of the largest air operations ever undertaken by the British Army.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Series ProducerLeo Telling
ReporterMark Urban
ProducerIan Bremner
Executive ProducerDarren Kemp

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