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  • KP- Afghan forces fully prepared for 2017 fighting season
    The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are fully prepared for the 2017 fighting season. The remarks were made by the Minister of Interior (MoI) general Taj Mohammad Jahid during a gathering in Kabul to mark the graduation of the Afghan Nationa Police (ANP) cadets.
  • BNA- Twelve Armed Insurgents Killed, Eleven Wounded In Kunduz
    At least 12 militants were killed during operation led by Afghan military forces under the code name of “Pamer 1” in relevant areas of Kunduz province. Ministry of National Defense press office reported BNA, the operation was carried out in different parts of Hazrat Sultan, Chabarma, Khwaja Pasta, Adam Khan Shop regions and Khan Abad highway of Kunduz province.
  • KP- Afghan security officials responsible for Kandahar bombing
    A top security official in United ARAB Emirates has said the Afghan security officials are responsible for a deadly explosion in Kandahar that left several people dead including five UAE diplomats. Dubai’s deputy police chief General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim has questioned the security measures taken to ensure the security of the visitors in a key government compound.
  • KP- Kidnapped ICRC foreign staff released after 4 weeks in Afghanistan
    A foreign staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was released almost four months after he was kidnapped in North of Afghanistan. “An ICRC staff member who was abducted on 19 December 2016 in Kunduz province, has been released and is now with the ICRC team in Kunduz,” according to a statement by ICRC.
  • BNA- Eleven Taliban Militants Killed In Kunduz
    At least 8 Taliban fighters were killed and five others wounded during military operation launched by Afghan security forces in northern Kunduz province. Ghulam Hazrat Karimi spokesman of Pamir 20 division reported BNA, the military operation was conducted by Afghan air and ground forces in Boza Kandahari area of Kunduz city the provincial capital of the province.
  • KP- US airstrike kill top Taliban leaders in Helmand province
    Several top leaders of the Taliban militants group were killed in an airstrike conducted by the US forces in southern Helmand province, local officials said Sunday. The airstrike was carried out in the restive Musa Qala district of Helmand, the provincial government media office said in a statement.
  • KP- Senior government official shot dead in Baghlan in North of Afghanistan
    A senior government official was shot dead by unknown gunmen in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, local officials said. The incident took place earlier today after gunmen riding motorcycle opened fire on Abdul Safa Sanayi, the acting provincial chief of the Sectoral Department.
  • KP- ISIS militants kidnap 13 seminary teachers in East of Afghanistan
    At least 13 seminary teachers were abducted by the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials said Sunday. The officials further added that the incident took place in Haska Mina district after a group of ISIS militants stormed into a religious school in Deh Bala area.
  • BBC- No prosecution over Sussex soldier's Afghanistan death
    A soldier will not face prosecution over the death of a comrade he shot in Afghanistan, a coroner has said. L/Cpl James Brynin, 22, who was from West Sussex, was killed in central Helmand Province in 2013. An inquest last year was adjourned amid concerns it may have been a homicide. Resuming the inquest in Arundel, senior coroner Penelope Schofield said Lance Corporal of Horse (L/CoH) Mark Kelly, of the Household Cavalry regiment, would not be charged over the death.

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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