Saturday, November 7, 2009

VIDEO: Side by side, Afghan and British soldiers in Shin Kalay, Helmand

Filmed on the 29 October 2009 in Shin Kalay

British soldiers at Patrol Base Zoo (PB Zoo) near Shin Kalay, form part of the 2 YORKS Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team (OMLT).

Their primary mission is to mentor the Afghan National Army by conducting joint patrols with them and teaching them basic soldiering skills.

The patrol base, nicknamed PB Zoo by the soldiers who call it home, is in Shin Kalay where five British soldiers were killed as a result of gunshot wounds sustained in an attack at a police checkpoint in the Nad e-Ali district of Helmand province.

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