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