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Besieged Afghan forces in Sangin receive airdrops as UK sends troops
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Besieged Afghan forces in Sangin receive airdrops as UK sends troops

by the First Source News MediaDecember 22, 2015

Tiny but symbolic deployment of 10 British troops in non-combat role comes as residents say town has been almost overrun by

Ammunition, equipment and food is being airdropped to besieged Afghan forces battling to prevent the complete fall of Sangin in Helmand province, according to government officials in Kabul.

The move came as a third day of fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban ended with the insurgents in control of at least 50% of the town, according to local residents.

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