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August 08, 2016

Outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered

They were on "a peaceful mission to help bring security and stability to the region".

Instead, the 88 men of Easy Company – a mix of Paratroopers and the Royal Irish – faced the overwhelming force and firepower of up to 500 Taliban determined to over-run the remote Helmand outpost of Musa Qala. They were outgunned, outmanoeuvred, hopelessly outnumbered, for nearly two months.

Read the whole thing.

Heroes of Helmand is on Channel 4 on August 16.

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