It was announced on 29 May 2002
that 45 Commando Group and local Afghan forces were
undertaking a series of patrols in the Khowst region
of south east Afghanistan, under Operation Buzzard.
The operation reflects
the success that coalition forces have enjoyed in forcing
Al Qaida and Taliban to abandon a large-scale presence
in much of the region, allowing the Jacana Task
Force to move to a sustained pattern of patrols through
the area. During Buzzard, patrols have also taken
the opportunity to conduct valuable humanitarian aid
work, including a wide-ranging programme of medical
assistance in rural areas.
concluded successfully on 9 July.
of 45 Commando Group's composition
of Operation Buzzard (updated 9 July)
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