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British troops hand over Lashkar Gah

British troops in Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province have handed control of the city of Lashkar Gah to Afghan security forces.

The Afghan police have a crucial role in the strategy but there are serious concern about corruption.

The handover is seen as a critical step in a transition of power before foreign troops end combat operations in 2014.

Paul Wood reports.

  • 20 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK
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