HC Deb 14 May 2004 vol 421 c598W
Harry Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which locations UK military forces have been deployed in Afghanistan in the past six weeks; for what reason in each case; whether the deployed forces have been involved in conflict; and if he will make a statement. [172279]

Mr. Ingram

The United Kingdom currently has military forces routinely deployed in Kabul as part of the International Security Assistance Force, across the five northern provinces of Balkh, Faryab, Jowjzan, Samangan and Sar-e Pol covered by our Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) and in both Kabul and Bagram as part of the coalition headquarters. All of these forces are routinely engaged in creating the conditions for stability in Afghanistan, through conflict prevention and resolution; examples during the past six weeks include the PRT's contributions towards facilitating Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration in the North, and to calming tensions in Meymanyeh.

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