SAS on the their way home

NZ Herald

The SAS are coming home from Afghanistan…one month earlier than Phil Goff promised they would return if Labour was elected.

New Zealand special air service troops are returning home from Afghanistan at the end of their two-and-half year deployment.

The fourth deployment of SAS troops to Afghanistan was posted in 2009, with their official mission coming to an end yesterday.

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman today formally acknowledged their contribution, saying they had helped ensure Al Qaeda could not maintain safe-havens in Afghanistan from which to plan further attacks.

“In this sense, the NZSAS deployments have directly helped protect New Zealanders from the risk of international terrorism,” he said.

“The SAS have served New Zealand with distinction over the course of their deployments in Afghanistan. It’s been a job well done.”

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