A small number of British advisors from 4th Battalion, The Rifles (4 RIFLES) have assisted their Afghan counterparts from the Afghan National Army (ANA) in a successful operation in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand Province, in southern Afghanistan.  The operation was the first commanded by the new 3/215 Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Mohammad Nasim, who has recently replaced Brigadier General Sherin Shah.   Around 400 warriors of 3/215 Brigade conducted a clearance operation across rugged terrain in the Gereshk area. No operational support was required from 4 RIFLES and they limited their role to providing specialist advice to the command group of 3/215 Brigade.  The ANA conducted the operation in close cooperation with patrolmen from the Afghan National Police (ANP) who provided support in searching compounds.  The warriors detained five insurgents, and a number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and parts were found and dealt with at the scene by 3/215 Brigade’s own explosive ordnance disposal teams.  NOTE TO DESKS: The MoD release authorised handout images.  All images remain crown copyright.  Photo credit to read - Sergeant Barry Pope RLC (Phot) Email: mau.gris@mediaops.army.mod.uk
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10 soldiers have embraced martyrdom and 44 militants killed in newest military operations across the country, officials announced on Wednesday.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Defense states that seven Army soldiers lost lives in militant attacks in past 24 hours.

Also, reports from western Herat province suggest that three policemen embraced martyrdom after Taliban attacked Shah Rodak security post in Shindand District this morning.

In the meantime, a statement issued this morning by the Ministry of Interior states that 44 militants have been killed and four others wounded in military operations in five province.

The operations were conducted in Kandahar, Oruzgan, Paktia, Farah and Takhar provinces in past 24 hours.

107 kilograms of drugs, military suite, an unspecified number of weapons were seized and dozens landmines defused by the security forces during these operations.

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