Soldiers from A Company, 1 Rifles are pictured filling sandbags as they reinforce their compound position during Operation Omid Haft in Afghanistan. Hundreds of Afghan soldiers, supported by British and coalition forces have taken part in a major operation in Central Helmand to clear out insurgents from one of their last remaining strongholds. Operation OMID HAFT has been planned and executed by the Afghan National Army (ANA) partnered by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) —————————————————————————- Photographer: PO (PHOT) Hamish Burke Image 45152755.jpg from www.defenceimages.mod.uk

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