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inmemoriam

For British, Empire and Commonwealth sacrifice in one hundred years of conflict

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IkUl7ehGHlU

Marking the passing of those who have served this country in its time of need. Additions and tributes by old comrades and families are welcome

Marking the passing of previous generations who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcomed.

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  • AP- Afghan base attack kills 8 militants, 1 soldier
    An Afghan official says that one soldier and eight insurgents have been killed in an attack on an army base in the country's volatile east. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said the assault Saturday in Afghanistan's remote Nuristan province along the country's mountainous border with Pakistan lasted almost three hours. He says a large number of insurgents tried to overrun the base, but were turned back.
  • WaPo- White House gives commanders broader authority to support Afghan troops
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  • AFP- Female Afghan MP injured but defiant after suicide attack
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    Escalating a war of words between terrorism’s old and new schools, an Islamic scholar with al Qaeda’s Yemen-based offshoot on Friday accused ISIS of “planting … disunity” among the various Islamic extremist factions fighting to topple the Syrian government and rejcted the authority of the Iraq- and Syria-based group’s self-declared caliphate.
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  • KP- Teenager bride murdered three days after her marriage in Baghlan
    A teenager bride was mysteriously murdered three days after her marriage in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan. The victim was reported to be 17-year-old and was strangled to death, her relatives said.
  • ABCNews- US Military Conducts 30 Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
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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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