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inmemoriam

We mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

We mark the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

We mark the passing of those who served this country. Contributions from comrades or families welcome

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Latest from icasualties.org

  • ToloNews- 18 Killed In Kabul City Exlosion
    An explosive device, possibly a car bomb, was detonated outside a restaurant near Lab-e-Jar square in Kabul’s PD4 shortly after 1.30pm on Thursday killing at least 18 people. Security sources said eight policemen along with 10 civilians were killed outside a restaurant in Khair Khana where a number of high-ranking Jamiat-e-Islami officials had gathered.
  • Reuters- Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting
    A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital near a meeting of supporters of an influential regional leader on Thursday killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.
  • Reuters- Head of Afghan election body sacked, raising doubts over 2018 ballots
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sacked the chairman of the country’s Independent Election Commission on Wednesday, raising doubts over whether parliamentary and council ballots scheduled for next year will take place as planned. Najibullah Ahmadzai, head of the body charged with organising the elections, had faced growing pressure following repeated delays to preparations for them and had lost the support of both Ghani and disillusioned foreign donors.
  • KP- Deadly airstrikes target Taliban in Shindand, scores killed, wounded
    Deadly airstrikes targeted the Taliban positions in western Herat province of Afghanistan leaving scores of militants dead or wounded. The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan (MoD) said the airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours in the vicinity of Shindand district.
  • militarytimes- NATO chief says they'll have enough forces in Afghanistan
    NATO’s chief said Wednesday he is certain the alliance will have sufficient forces to fulfill its training mission in Afghanistan after months of lobbying allies to increase troop contributions. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that NATO will meet the requirements set out by Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander for Afghanistan, who has said he needs close to 16,000 troops to fill the NATO training mission. Stoltenberg said the troop level will go from 13,000 to around 16,000.
  • NPR- An American Rock Musician Teaches Guitar To Kabul's Street Kids
    On a sunny, late-September afternoon in the garden of a guesthouse in Kabul, just beyond the armed guard at the iron gate, a couple of girls are tuning up for guitar practice. All headscarves and concentration, they stretch tentative fingers along the strings. Their teacher, a 56-year-old musician from Los Angeles named Lanny Cordola, sports own head covering, a green doo-rag holding in check a graying ponytail that drifts down the middle of his back.
  • Reuters- Afghan President Fires Head Of Election Body
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sacked the chairman of the country's Independent Election Commission on November 15 raising doubts over whether parliamentary and council ballots scheduled for next year will take place as planned.
  • DoD- Army Casualty Identified
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York. The incident is under investigation.

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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