UK forces on new operations in Afghanistan The Ministry of Defence has announced that 45 Commando Group and local Afghan forces are undertaking a series of patrols in the Khowst region of south east Afghanistan, under 'Operation Buzzard'. (29 May 2002)
British marines begin Operation Snipe The government has confirmed that troops from 45 Commando Group have commenced Operation Snipe to clear and search a mountain region in Afghanistan believed to be used by Al Qaida and Taliban forces. (2 May 2002)
UK troops commence operations in Afghanistan It was confirmed today (16 April) that troops from 45 Commando Group had commenced Operation Ptarmigan to clear and search a mountain valley where residual Taliban and Al Qaida forces were believed to be operating. (16 April 2002)
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