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We mark the passing of those who served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome

We mark the passing of those who have served this country in its armed forces. Contributions from comrades and families welcome, plus requests for inclusion

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome. See next page.

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  • KP- Drone strikes played key role in suppressing ISIS activities in Achin
    The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province have said drone strikes have played a role in suppressing the activities of the loyalists of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Achin district. The district administrative chief Ghalib Mujahid has said the group has received major blows in this district during the recent months and their activities have become limited by a large extent.
  • KP- Haqqani network suicide bomber shot dead in Kabul city
    A suicide bomber belonging to the Haqqani terrorist network was shot dead by the Afghan intelligence operatives in capital Kabul. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the would-be suicide bomber was shot dead before he manage to reach to his target.
  • KP- 5 militants killed in Kunar airstrike
    At least five militants were killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, the defense authorities said Saturday. The airstrike was carried out in the restive Ghaziabad district targeting a hideout of the militants. The Ministry of defense said five militants were killed and their hideout was destroyed while another terrorist was arrested in Khogyani district of Nangarhar.
  • KP- Militants planning attacks in Kabul city, US Embassy warns
    The US Embassy in Kabul has issued a security alert warning its citizens regarding militants planning attacks in the city. “The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections,” the alert by the embassy states.
  • KP- Taliban kidnap senior police official in Kunduz province
    The administrative director of Kunduz police has been kidnapped by the anti-government armed militants in north of Afghanistan. According to the local security officials, the administrative director of Kunduz police, was abducted as he was travelling on Kunduz-Takhar highway.
  • KP- 6 Afghan army soldiers martyred in the past 24 hours
    At least 6 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces were martyred in fight against terrorism in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said. According to an operational update by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), the soldiers were martyred while conducting counter-terrorism operations against the internal and external terrorists.

British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.

 

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