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On the next page we mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from colleagues and families welcome.

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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  • KP- Soldier arrested for forcing student to get naked in East of Afghanistan
    A soldier of the Afghan army has been arrested in connection to the alleged humiliation of a school student in east of Afghanistan. Officials in the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the alleged soldier has been arrested and is in custody for further investigation.
  • KP- Explosion rocks Mehtarlam city in East of Afghanistan, 1 wounded
    An explosion rocked Mehtarlam city, the provincial capital of eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan with preliminary reports suggesting at least one person was wounded. According to the local security officials, the incident took place after an explosive device planted in the vehicle of a Provincial Council member went off.
  • KP- Taliban bomb kill a woman and 2 kids in North of Afghanistan
    A woman was killed with two children in an explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan. According to the local officials, at least three others, including a man and two children were wounded in the incident.
  • KP- 54 ISIS militants killed in East of Afghanistan, MoD claims
    At least 45 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Saturday. MoD further added that the operation was conducted in Pacher Agam district of Nangarhar following a coordinated attack by the group on security posts.
  • KP- Afghan forces retake Ghormach during an operation led by Gen. Dostum
    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have retaken the control of key areas of Ghormach district during an operation led by the Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum. According to the local security officials, the Afghan forces have retaken the district administrative compound, the district police commandment, and the market of Ghormach from the Taliban.
  • KP- Female Afghan interpreter raped by armed men in French refugee camp
    A female Afghan interpreter was reportedly gang raped by a group of armed migrants in a refugee camp located in the remote of Calais in France. According to reports, 35-year-old woman was accompanying a TV crew in the area when she was attacked by the armed men and was raped at knife point.
  • DoD- Army Casualty Identified (2 of 2)
    Michael G. Sauro, 40, of McAlester, Oklahoma, died Oct. 20 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces. Sauro was assigned to the Defense Ammunition Center, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma.
  • DoD- Army Casualty Identified (1 of 2)
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of one soldier and one Department of Army civilian employee who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Sgt. Douglas J. Riney, 26, of Fairview, Illinois...died Oct. 20 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds received from encountering hostile enemy forces...Riney was assigned to the Support Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

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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