Video footage of troops from 45 Commando Royal Marines taking part in Operation DIESEL in the Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand province, on 7-8 February 2009. Waves of helicopter borne troops caught the Taliban by surprise in a meticulously planned assault which has struck severely at the narcotics industry in Helmand which helps finance the Taliban's insurgency.
Operation DIESEL involved over 700 personnel and resulted in the disruption of enemy command and control, logistics and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) facilities in the Upper Sangin Valley, and the capture of four narcotics factories containing drugs, chemicals and equipment with a UK street value of £50m pounds.
Read more at http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/AirborneTroopsStrikeAtTalibansDrugIndustry.htm
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