British Troops Deploy to Afghan Province Amid Taliban Battle

December 22, 2015 8:36 AM

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Britain's Ministry of Defense says British troops are being sent to south Afghanistan's Helmand province where Afghan forces are battling the Taliban for control of a strategic district.

An MOD statement late Monday said "a small number of U.K. personnel" have been deployed to Helmand "in an advisory role." The UK has 450 troops in Afghanistan as part of NATO's training mission.

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