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Afghanistan: British troops leave Helmand outpost

British troops have pulled out of their last outpost in Helmand.

The only British troops in Helmand are now in their main base at Camp Bastion, which they will leave later this year.

At the peak of the operation there were 137 bases.

All but five of the 453 British service personnel who have died in Afghanistan were killed since the Helmand operation began in January 2006.

The Defence Secretary Philip Hammond visited the base in the days before it closed

The BBC's Afghanistan correspondent David Loyn was the only TV journalist with him.

  • 10 May 2014
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