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  • ToloNews- Eight Insurgents Killed in Helmand Airstrike
    At least eight insurgents were killed in an Afghan security forces airstrike in southern Helmand province on Sunday night, the provincial governor's media office said in a statement. The airstrike took pace in Nad Ali district of the province after the Afghan Air Force carried out the attack on insurgents which resulted in the death of eight including the group's leader, according to the statement.
  • KP- 34 militants killed, 30 wounded in Afghan army operations
    At least 34 anti-government armed militants were killed in the latest counter-terrorism operations conducted by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces. The Ministry of Defense (MoD0 said the operations were conducted during the past 24 hours in the vicinity of Dangam district of Kunar, Maiwand district of Kandahar, Herawud district of Uruzgan, Dand-e-Ghori district of Baghlan, and Marja and Musa Qala districts of Helmand.
  • ToloNews- Taliban Sustain Heavy Casualty Toll In Baghlan
    Embattled Afghan armed forces have conducted a major military operation against Taliban insurgents in Baghlan-e-Markazi district, eliminating a number of insurgents in the process and breaking their four day siege on an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in the volatile region in northern Afghanistan.
  • KP- Taliban execute woman on adultery charges in Ghor
    Taliban militants have executed a woman on adultery charges in Dolina District of central Ghor province. Spokesperson for the governor of Ghor province said the execution was carried out based on the order of a desert-court of Taliban in Zanu village yesterday.
  • ToloNews- 3 Killed in Mazar Suicide Attack on ANA Vehicle
    At least three Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel members were killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near an ANA vehicle in Mazar-e-Sharif in northern Balkh province early Monday, local officials said. In addition, 18 other ANA members, including three women, were injured.
  • KP- Suicide blast leaves six killed, nine wounded in Paktika
    Six people have lost lives and nine others sustained injuries in a suicide bomb blast in Paktika province. The blast took place in front of a baker in the capital city of Yahyakhil District around 11:30 am this morning. The apparent target of the suicide bomber was Musa Khan Kharotai, the district governor, who just drove through the area before the blast took place.
  • TheGuardian- US to deploy hundreds of troops in Afghanistan to thwart Taliban
    Hundreds of additional US troops are slated to deploy to a volatile province in Afghanistan to bolster the local military against a resurgent Taliban, the Guardian has learned. By month’s end, a force described as battalion-strength, consisting of mostly army soldiers, will arrive in Helmand province where US and UK forces have struggled in battles for over a decade to drive out the Taliban.
  • KP- Five ISI agents arrested in Badakhshan
    The National Directorate of Security (NDS)—Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has arrested five agents of Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in northeastern Afghanistan. Security officials in Badakhshan province say the arrested ISI agents include two men and three women who had covered themselves as health workers in Baharak and Kisham districts.
  • KP- Unidentified gunmen kill three health workers in Kunar
    A group of unidentified gunmen have killed three health workers in Ghazi Abad District of eastern Kunar province. Officials say the health workers were kidnapped from Sira Gul area of the same district a few days before and gunned down last night.
  • KP- Two Taliban commanders gunned down in Maidan Wardak
    Police have killed two Taliban commanders in Narkh District of central Maidan Wardak province, the Ministry of Interior announced on Sunday. According to a statement released by the ministry, one raid was conducted in Deh Muslim area last night in which Baryalai was gunned down along with his bodyguard.

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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