Afghanistan: U. S. and UK forces cede control of southwest

(AGI) Camp Leatherneck (Afghanistan), Oct 26 - British andAmerican forces in the NATO coalition handed over the task ofprotecting the turbulent Helmand province to Afghan forces onSunday. The southwestern region of Afghanistan has beentargeted regularly by the Taliban in the 13 year of conflict.The transfer marks the end of the formal mission for U.S.Marines (2,349 killed) and British troops (453 killed). . .

(AGI) Camp Leatherneck (Afghanistan), Oct 26 - British andAmerican forces in the NATO coalition handed over the task ofprotecting the turbulent Helmand province to Afghan forces onSunday. The southwestern region of Afghanistan has beentargeted regularly by the Taliban in the 13 year of conflict.The transfer marks the end of the formal mission for U.S.Marines (2,349 killed) and British troops (453 killed). . .