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Counter-Narcotic Operations: Afghanistan

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assistance UK forces have provided to the government of Afghanistan's counter-narcotic operations; and if he will make a statement. (267191)

UK troops, as part of the International Security Assistance Force, support Afghan security forces to target narcotic traffickers and facilities that are supporting the insurgency. UK forces have also provided support to both the Poppy Eradication Force and the Governor-Led Eradication plan within Helmand province.