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