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British paratroopers and engineers traveled by helicopter in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, where fighting with Taliban forces has intensified.

Taliban resurgence tests British will

A mission shifts from building ties to waging battle

By Declan Walsh
Globe Correspondent / July 20, 2006

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HELMAND, Afghanistan -- Sunlight flooded through the British helicopter as it skimmed the scorched Helmand plains, banking and circling to avoid possible enemy fire. A platoon of soldiers sat inside, gripping their weapons as they tensed for arrival in Sangin, one of Afghanistan's most dangerous towns. (Full article: 1452 words)

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