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Afghanistan: Caring for the troops


In the final part of Mervyn Jess' reports on the NI soldiers serving in Afghanistan, he meets the Newtownards clergyman who ministers to the troops.

In the last of his special reports on the troops from Northern Ireland who are serving in Afghanistan, BBC Newsline reporter Mervyn Jess talks to a clergyman who ministers to the soldiers.

Reverend Dr Phillip McCormack talks about the difficulties and triumphs of ministering to men and women far away from home.

Mervyn also takes a helicopter ride to Lashkar Gah, viewing some spectacular scenery from the air.


Reporter Mervyn Jess takes a helicopter ride during his time in Afghanistan with troops from Northern Ireland.

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