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

Marking the passing of those who have served their country. Contributions from comrades and families welcome.

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions fro comrades and families welcome

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  • ToloNews- 20 Terrorist Groups Fighting Against Afghan Government
    Afghan Security and Defense departments on Sunday said 20 regional and international terrorist groups are fighting against the Afghan government and warned they are trying to expand their activities by establishing big military bases in the region. President Ashraf Ghani has repeatedly said 20 terrorist groups are in the country. According to security departments, these groups have bases in Pakistan.
  • KP- 42 civilians rescued from ISIS captivity in Nangarhar province
    At least forty two civilians were rescued from the captivity of the loyalists of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar province. According to the local security officials, the civilians were abducted from the vicinity of Pacher Agam district around four months ago.
  • KP- ISIS attack in North of Afghanistan leaves 10 policemen and a woman dead
    At least ten policemen lost their lives in an attack carried out by the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISSI) terrorist group in North of Afghanistan. According to the local officials in Jawzjan province, the incident took place on Friday afternoon after a group of ISIS militants ambushed the policemen in a mosque.
  • Reuters- In 'special message', Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees
    The Taliban group in Afghanistan on Sunday used a rare public statement in the name of its leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, to call on Afghans to plant more trees for worldly and other-worldly good. Official Taliban outlets released the "special message" under Akhundzada's name, an uncommon move for the group that has recently published unsigned statements on a range of issues such as civilian casualties, upcoming military operations, and the anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet troops in the 1980s.
  • KP- Taliban shadow governor among 21 killed in counter-terrorism operations
    A shadow provincial governor of the Taliban group was killed along with at least 20 others during the counter-terrorism operations, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Sunday. According to a statement by MoD, at least twenty three militants were also wounded during the same operations.

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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