DEEP IN THE GREEN ZONE

MUSA QALEH

In a bid to improve electricity supply in south Afghanistan, ‘B’ Company, 3 PARA was tasked with staging a vital diversion. However, just getting to the launch point proved to be a formidable ordeal

A DYSTOPIAN LANDSCAPE GREETED US ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF MUSA QULAH

The company pushed out into Helmand’s ‘Green Zone’ in the first light of morning, and all seemed quiet, just the odd farmer tilling his fields. Skirting a small settlement, the Command Group moved into the open to cross a muddy field with me a few yards in tail.

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