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British soldiers return to Sangin to tackle Taliban

British soldiers have returned to an area of Afghanistan for a week-long operation to clear Taliban insurgents.

Earlier this month Afghan military commanders requested assistance in Sangin district, an area British forces defended from the Taliban until 2010.

About 80 members of 4th Battalion The Rifles, based at Camp Bastion in Helmand province, were involved.

The Ministry of Defence said some insurgents were killed or captured but there were no British casualties.

Jon Brain reports from Kabul.

  • 28 Jul 2013
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