Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson accompanied the marines up the Sangin valley to the Kajaki Dam. It was an assault on Taliban forces dug-in amongst the hills and valleys. A mission that ended in a bloody three-hour battle. The Kajaki Dam is the only power station in southern Afghanistan and provides electricity to 2m people. But the turbines driven by the Kajaki dam are high in the Sangin valley – the mountainous north of Helmand province – and a Taliban stronghold. link
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