Afghan Forces Prepare To Fight Alone As Foreign Troops Leave

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By Kay Johnson HELMAND/KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan, Oct 28 (Reuters) – On watch for a possible Taliban attack, Afghan forces on Tuesday patrolled the perimeter and manned guard towers of a vast military base deserted by U.S. and British forces in a volatile southern province. A day after foreign troops left the crucial base in Helmand, the Afghan army and police prepared to fight on their own without the safety net of air support and aerial surveillance formerly provided by their Western allies. The last U.S. Marine unit in Afghanistan and the last British combat forces were airlifted out of their former regional headquarters on Monday, a symbolic end to more than a decade of U.S.-led…

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