Sunday, 6 September 2015

Camp Bastion About To Fall To Taliban

American Special Forces defend ex-British HQ in Afghanistan as Taliban close in | Daily Mail Online:

In a further alarming development, a British security source who visited Helmand last week has told The Mail on Sunday that the ANA is now paying the Taliban thousands of US dollars not to attack them – a claim regarded as plausible by military experts.

Camp Bastion was Britain’s largest operational base built anywhere since the Second World War. Initially constructed as an airfield in 2006, it grew to become the size of Reading, had its own Pizza Hut restaurant and was home to thousands of UK troops. The cost to British taxpayers of setting up and running the camp was  £20billion.

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