ROYAL MARINES IN LONELY HUNT FOR AN ELUSIVE ENEMY.
Operation Anaconda took place here, but the troops from 45 Commando insist they have not seen a soul in days.
The British-led mission, named Operation Ptarmigan, is the first big operation since Operation Anaconda.
The Royal Marines' main fighting force - which will soon number 1,700 - has been based there since they began arriving in Afghanistan a few weeks ago.
Marines at the 10,000ft site said they had not had any contact with the enemy but had found thousands of rounds of ammunition, communication equipment and some documents in caves and bunkers - hideouts that they then destroyed.
ALERT: Marine Commandos manning an observation post and on patrol in the eastern mountains
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|Publication:||Daily Post (Liverpool, England)|
|Date:||Apr 18, 2002|
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