News Liam Culverhouse has been jailed for six years for causing the death of his 20 month old daughter

A soldier left traumatised after being severely wounded during a surprise attack in Afghanistan and witnessing the deaths of five of his colleagues was jailed for six years yesterday for killing his 20-month old daughter.

Helmand’s top female police officer shot is dead

Incident marks a continued escalation of violence as Nato forces withdraw from Afghanistan

 

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A Jackal armoured vehicle, which cost £350,000 each

British military stock left over from Afghan war being moved out

The details of what has been happening to Britain’s military equipment in Afghanistan were given today as the government there assumed responsibility for security across the country and international forces embarked on the final part of their exit strategy from the war.

Troops at Camp Bastion in 2005. Eight years on, the outcome is unclear

The Afghan war – a total waste. Unless...

A new book paints a grim picture of the UK's role in taking on the Taliban in 2001. But it is not too late to make some amends

Investment in Blood: New book claims that Afghan war has cost UK families £2,000 each

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A former soldier standing for Parliament tells Jane Merrick that a diverse Army works best

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MoD names three soldiers killed in Afghanistan IED blast as Government says it will ask questions about Mastiff armoured vehicle in Helmand

Troops are first to die in vehicle brought in to protect against  IEDs in Afghanistan

The Prime Minister David Cameron said it is 'absolutely vital' to get quality of care right in hospitals

UK has 'paid a very high price' in Afghanistan, says David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the UK had paid a "a very high price" for the work it was doing in Afghanistan after three soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack

Thatcher's march to war in the Falklands won an election - and her funeral will process to the same jingoistic tune

War is no fit "theme" for a funeral, says Afghanistan veteran Joe Glenton

A major operation to airlift thousands of tonnes of military equipment from Afghanistan has begun as troops prepare to leave the country

Afghan military equipment is airlifted back to Britain

A huge airlift to bring thousands of tons of military equipment back from Afghanistan to the UK has begun, ahead of the full withdrawal of British troops by the end of next year.

British soldiers in direct combat roles will not be asked to serve an extra three months in Afghanistan

UK troops face final sacrifice as tours of duty in Afghanistan to be extended by half in the perilous run-up to withdrawal

British troops are likely to have the length of their tours in Afghanistan extended by half in the crucial period leading to the end of combat operations, The Independent has learnt. The tours of duty served by key units may rise from six to nine months, under the plans to ensure that Afghanistan’s army and police are in a position to take over security duties.

'Popular, committed' British soldier killed in Afghanistan is named

A British soldier shot dead by a rogue Afghan National Army member was last night named as 23-year-old Sapper Richard Walker.

Isolated: British soldiers will carry on in Helmand as US troops leave

British soldier killed in latest 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

Six British soldiers have been killed in green on blue attacks in the current tour alone

Reserve supply: US troops

Kajaki dam: The great white elephant of Afghanistan

Kabul government may struggle to run the dam in the former Taliban stronghold as American army begins withdrawal

Soldiers serving in Afghanistan celebrated Christmas with traditional roast turkey lunch

Around 9,000 servicemen and women are deployed in Helmand Province an

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