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British troops destroy Taliban training camp

Published 07/01/2007

British troops have destroyed a Taliban training camp in Afghanistan in a move which the military said would help bring electricity to nearly two million people.

About 110 Royal Marines swept through northern Helmand targeting insurgent

boltholes to pave the way for much-needed repairs on a hydroelectric dam in the

north of the restless province.

Launched on New Year's Day, Operation Clay saw troops from Plymouth-based 42

Commando engaged in four days of ferocious firefights.

The raids resulted in the deaths of a senior Taliban commander and "tens" of

his henchmen.

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