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inmemoriam

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

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. Contributions from comrades and families welcome

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Latest from icasualties.org

  • Reuters- Taliban kidnap dozens of bus passengers in Afghanistan despite ceasefire
    Taliban insurgents kidnapped dozens of passengers after stopping three buses in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, a day after the government announced a ceasefire with the Islamist militants. Esmatullah Muradi, a spokesman for the governor of Kunduz province, said the kidnapping happened when three buses were traveling through Kunduz from Takhar province, on their way to the capital, Kabul.
  • KP- Ghani orders troops to continue their operations against Taliban
    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has ordered the armed forces to continue to their operations against the militants until a positive response has not been received from the Taliban regarding the ceasefire. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke via video teleconference with the provincial governors, national defense and security officials, provincial council members, and members of the provincial high peace and Ulemas councils.
  • KP- Suicide bomber killed, 4 accomplices arrested in Jalalabad city
    A suicide bomber was killed but four of his accomplices were arrested during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), forces in Jalalabad city. The provincial government of Nangarhar in a statement said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives while being chased by the Afghan intelligence operatives during an operation in the 4th police district of the city.
  • itv- 149 hostages freed by Afghan forces after Taliban ambush
    Afghan forces have rescued 149 people in northern Kunduz province who had been abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier. By mid-afternoon, fighting was still under way in the area to free 21 remaining hostages, officials added. The operation was a boost for Afghan forces, which have struggled to contain a resurgent Taliban on battlefields across the country.
  • ariananews- Taliban Likely to ‘Announce Ceasefire’ Tomorrow
    The Taliban likely to make a ceasefire with the Afghan government tomorrow (August 20), following the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival, a former member of the armed group told Ariana News Sunday. In June, the Taliban has announced a three-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday following a ceasefire announced by the Afghan government. It was the first such truce since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.
  • 1tvnews- Three rockets hit Kabul on Independence Day
    Three rockets struck Afghan capital Kabul as the country marks 99th independence from Britain on Sunday. Two of the rockets landed around 6:00a.m. in Qala-e-Zaman Khan area in Police District 16, city police spokesman, Hashmat Stanikzai, said. They caused no casualties or property damage as they landed in a non-residential area, he said.

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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