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British Paratroopers Conduct Operation 'Southern Beast' In Afghanistan

BAND E TIMOR, AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 6: A British Army soldier from the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment secures the helicopter landing strip (HLS) during operation Southern Beast on August 6, 2008 in Maywand District in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The British Army soldiers from the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment spearheaded a strike operation in the Maywand District of the Kandahar Province, setting the conditions for a permanent ISAF presence to support the Afghan National Government in their fight against the Taliban. Striking within one of Afghanistan's major opium producing areas the Paratroopers were looking for weapons, drugs, and individuals related to the Taliban. During the operation about seventy kilograms of opium was seized and some weapons were recovered. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images)
British Paratroopers Conduct Operation 'Southern Beast' In Afghanistan

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Credit:
Marco Di Lauro / Stringer
Editorial #:
82196194
Collection:
Getty Images News
Date created:
06 August, 2008
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Source:
Getty Images AsiaPac
Object name:
55437694