Friday, May 21, 2010


Royal Marines storm Sangin bomb factory

A Military Operations news article

20 May 10

Royal Marines of 40 Commando and their Afghan Army colleagues have stormed an insurgent compound in Helmand, seizing 40kg of homemade explosives and equipment for making improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Insurgent compound

Insurgent compound: "It was like finding a mini-factory of IEDs" - Major Duncan Forbes, 40 Commando Royal Marines
[Picture: Crown Copyright/MOD 2010]

The biggest find to date for the Commandos should hamper Sangin-based insurgents in their efforts to undermine security in the area.

The Royal Marines say they've sent a stark message to the insurgents that there are no longer any 'no-go' areas in the Sangin district.

40 Commando Group Operations Officer, Major Duncan Forbes, said:

"We will ruthlessly target those who seek to destabilise the region."...

And there is more, here.

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