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Marking the passing of those who have served this country in its times of need. Contributions from colleagues and families welcome.

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  • TheGuardian- Suspected US drone strike targeting Isis killed civilians in Afghanistan, UN says
    A drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, intended to target Islamic State fighters, has killed at least 15 civilians and injured another 13, according to the United Nations. The American strike took place early Wednesday morning in Achin, a district of Nangarhar under Isis control. According to the UN, and Afghan officials speaking to local press, the strike hit a home where civilians were sleeping after having gathered to welcome home a tribal elder from hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
  • CBS- 7 Afghan military students have gone AWOL in the U.S.
    Seven Afghan military students in four states have been absent without leave since earlier this month, military officials said. U.S. Navy Defense Press Operations commander Patrick L. Evans said in an email Thursday that four students left their posts without leave over the Labor Day weekend, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Two of the students were at Fort Benning in Georgia, while one was at Fort Lee in Virginia and the other in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • KP- ISIS use civilians as shield, dress in female attire to escape operations
    The US forces in Afghanistan (USFOR-A) slammed the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan for deliberately using civilians as shield to escape the ongoing counter-terrorism operations. The statement by USFOR-A came as reports emerged Wednesday suggesting some local residents suffered casualties during an airstrike that targeted the loyalists of the terror group in Achin district of Nangarhar.
  • KP- Taliban recruiting children as soldiers in their ranks: Ghor officials
    The Taliban militant group and other irresponsible militant groups are recruiting children as soldiers in their ranks, local officials in Ghor province said. Zabiulalh Jawad, the provincial Independent Human Rights Chief, has told RFERL that they have credible evidences and documents to prove that Taliban are recruiting children to fight for the group.
  • KP- Top ISIS leaders among 18 killed in East of Afghanistan
    At least 18 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment said Wednesday that a commander of the terror group and a shadow judge were among those killed.
  • KP- US awards $109 million contract for the purchase of 433 Humvees to Afghan forces
    The United States Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded a contract worth $109 million for the purchase of 433 Humvee vehicles to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
  • KP- 7 Afghan students disappear from military facilities in US
    At least 7 Afghan military students sent to US for training have disappeared from the military facilities, it has been reported. According to the local media reports, citing sources in Pentagon, the military students from Afghanistan disappeared during the ongoing month.
  • AFP- US strike kills 18, including Afghan civilians
    Civilians were among at least 18 people killed in a US air strike against the Daesh militants in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said, with conflicting claims about the number of civilian deaths. The attack happened in Achin district, a hotbed of Daesh insurgents in Nangarhar province near the border with Pakistan.

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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