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.

Army withdrawal from Afghanistan could be speeded up, says David Cameron

British troops could be withdrawn from Afghanistan even faster after better-than-expected progress by the country's own security forces, David Cameron signalled today.

A High Court judge was told today secret new information has led the minister to impose a moratorium on handing over suspect insurgents to the custody of the Afghan intelligence service

Prisoners cannot be transferred to Afghan custody due to risk of torture, admits Defence Secretary

Risk of abuse and mistreatment means UK forces cannot transfer suspected insurgents to Afghan intelligence service, judge told

Paras and soldiers of the Royal Irish Regiment board an RAF Chinook in Camp Bastion

BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James takes show to Afghanistan

He will take to the airwaves from Camp Bastion in Helmand Province from 10 December

British soldier killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

A British soldier died today as a result of an "insider attack" at his base in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said.

Two Gurkhas shot dead in Afghanistan by gunman in police uniform

Latest deaths bring the number of UK forces killed in ‘green on blue’ attacks to 11 this year

Soldiers' deaths still 'unclear'

An Army medic killed while on patrol in Afghanistan was described yesterday by her grieving sister as a brave, beautiful, and determined woman.

Shooting of British soldiers in Afghanistan 'was not friendly fire'

An initial review into the deaths of a Royal Marine and an army medic in Afghanistan has revealed the killings were not caused by "friendly fire", the Ministry of Defence has said.

Army medic and Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan firefight that started by 'mistake'

An army medic, who died alongside a Royal Marine in a firefight in Helmand involving the local police, has become the third woman soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.

Amarullah Ali, right, with British troops during Operation Omid Do in Helmand

Royal Marine and female medic killed on patrol in Helmand

A Royal Marine and a woman soldier have died from injuries received while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Disabled tall ship crew begin around the world voyage

Crowds gathered to wave off a tall ship as it set sail to become the first vessel of its kind to voyage around the world with a crew of disabled sailors.

Five Australian soldiers die in Afghanistan

Three Australian soldiers were killed and two wounded in Afghanistan after a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire and another two Australian soldiers were killed in an unrelated helicopter crash.

Taliban insurgents behead 17 civilians in Afghanistan

Afghan officials say Taliban insurgents have beheaded 17 Afghan civilians for taking part in a music event in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan.

Servicemen killed in Afghanistan repatriated

The families of three British servicemen killed in Afghanistan stood together in their grief today as they watched their loved ones' bodies repatriated to the UK.

British soldier killed while on sentry duty in Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has been killed in Afghanistan while on sentry duty, the Ministry of Defence said today.

Tributes paid to British servicemen killed in Afghanistan

The families of two British servicemen killed on duty in Afghanistan have paid tribute to them.

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