War on Terrorism

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Troops moved to bin Laden hunt

UP to 400 elite British, American, Australian, Polish and Canadian specialforces troopers are to be transferred from Iraq to Afghanistan to step upthe hunt for Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted man. The development came as it emerged a member of Britain's armed forces was killed and another injured in Afghanistan yesterday. The MoD said the death occurred in a firefight against suspected Taliban forces in Helmand Provincein the south-west of the country. The soldiers facing relocation from Iraq are from Task Force 121, operating out of a base at Balad and Task Force Black, based in Baghdad.


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