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.

A US Marine secures an opium poppy field in southwest Afghanistan

Operation to clear Helmand poppy fields begins

A two-month operation to clear poppy fields in Helmand province - the world's largest opium-producing region - has begun.

Leon Panetta, Defence Secretary, in Afghanistan yesterday

Car bursts into flames on British base runway

A stolen car, suspected to be carrying an incendiary device, burst into flames within 75m of the US Defence Secretary as he was walking across an airport runway at the main British base in Afghanistan last night. The driver, who was set alight, was arrested at gunpoint as Leon Panetta was dragged away by his bodyguards.

Camp Bastion runway blaze driver dies

An Afghan man who crashed a stolen vehicle on to the runway at Camp Bastion as US defence secretary Leon Panetta arrived there has died of his injuries.

Leon Panetta, Defence Secretary, in Afghanistan yesterday

Attack on US defence chief at British base

Panetta survives 'car bomb' on secret visit to Afghanistan

Runway fire alert at British base in Afghanistan

A stolen vehicle was driven onto the runway of the main British base in Afghanistan then burst into flames as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived there today.

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrives in Afghanistan

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan today to meet troops, commanders and Afghan government officials just days after a US soldier allegedly went on a deadly shooting spree.

Despite the bad news, soldiers insisted they would, in customary army terminology, crack on

Troops stunned but determined to 'crack on' with job

Battalion waiting to go out to Afghanistan undaunted by deaths, say commanders

Six soldiers killed in Afghanistan blast named

Four of the six British soldiers killed in the deadliest single enemy attack on UK forces in Afghanistan since 2001 were aged just 20, the Ministry of Defence revealed today.

Back to the bad old days: Karzai beats retreat on women's rights

President gives support to religious edict that reads: 'Men are fundamental, women are secondary'

The bloodiest day: blast kills six British soldiers as toll passes 400

Deaths in Afghanistan raise questions over safety of Warrior armoured vehicles

David Cameron at Camp Bastion last year. But there is work to do now

Jim Murphy: Our troops never rest. Why does the PM?

Having set a date for pulling British forces out of Afghanistan, ministers are being too passive - and are not even selling the policy

Stuart Pearce makes his point at Wembley last night

Pearce asks himself, what would the great leaders do?

England stand-in coach's 'unselfish' team selection is worthy of respect, if not a victory over the Dutch

Prince Harry prepares for a training mission in an Apache helicopter

Prince Harry poised for return to action on Afghanistan frontline

Training for combat missions set to reignite debate over safety of his fellow troops

Soldier dies at base in Afghanistan

A British soldier died at a base in southern Afghanistan today.

Soldier killed on patrol in Helmand

A soldier from 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment was killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said yesterday.

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