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  • KP- Civilians suffer heavy casualties in Afghan forces, Taliban clashes in Kandahar
    The civilians in southern Kandahar province suffered heavy casualties during a 4-day clash that ended on Thursday night. According to the local government officials, the clashes took place in Nish district between the Afghan forces and the Taliban insurgents.
  • PressTV- Taliban militants hang engineering student near Kabul
    Taliban militants have hanged an engineering student in public near the Afghan capital, Kabul, after accusing him of having a role in the death of a senior Taliban official. Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic University, was hanged in front of a crowd of locals in the village of Sewaka in Chak district of Maidan Wardak province, about 60 kilometers west of the capital, on Friday.
  • KP- Afghans cannot tolerate imposed war anymore, Ghani tells US envoy
    The Afghan people cannot tolerate terrorist attacks and imposed war anymore, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani told the acting US representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said “President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ms. Laura Miller this morning in Arg.”
  • Janes- IED attack attack kills soldier in Afghanistan's Helmand
    ONE soldier was killed and three others were wounded - including Afghan National Army (ANA) Commander Brig. Gen. Niamatullah - when a roadside improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced by unidentified militants, detonated, in Lashkargah in Afghanistan's Helmand province on 14 November, Pajhwok reported. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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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