Captain Jim Fidel
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The threat of IEDs in Afghanistan's 'death valley'

Helmand Province has long proved a security concern for Nato-led forces operating in Afghanistan, where Taliban fighters still pose a daily threat to soldiers and civilians.

In October, British troops took over from US forces in an area know as the 'valley of death', between the towns of Sangin and Gereshk.

The BBC's Caroline Wyatt visited the area and spoke to Captain Jim Fidel, a bomb disposal expert from the counter-IED taskforce, to find out more about the challenges his team faces.

This interview was first broadcast in December 2011

  • 12 Dec 2011
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