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Friday, May 4, 2007

Britain's war in Afghanistan: training the Afghan army

Helmand province, Afghanistan: There have been four attempts to forge a strong, central Afghan army since the 18th century. Each has failed, frustrated by war, invasions or stubborn conservative tribesmen.

In the last of his three audio-visual reports from the frontline, Declan Walsh joins the fifth attempt as British troops train their Afghan counterparts.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/slideshow/page/0,,2071336,00.html