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David Cameron flies into Afghanistan as army warns British troops will stay to support Afghan forces for up to five years
Saturday 29 June 2013
British troops will be stuck in Afghanistan for up to five years after Nato’s “final” withdrawal from the war-torn country by the end of 2014.
Kabul airport attack: Two Afghan civilians and seven Taliban killed as heavily-armed insurgents launch pre-dawn raid on Nato airport HQ
Monday 10 June 2013
At least seven attackers using rocket-propelled grenades, assault rifles and at least one large bomb were killed
Monday 10 June 2013
MPs urge Prime Minister to seek compromise in bid to return powers to London as PM hints he would campaign for Britain to remain in EU in the referendum promised by end of 2017
Thursday 30 May 2013
The American soldier accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians, most of them women and children, as they slept in villages adjacent to an army outpost in Kandahar province early last year is to plead guilty at a hearing next week in an attempt to stave off the death penalty, his lawyer said.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Defence Secretary admits Britain holding dozens of suspected insurgents without trial in Helmand
Thursday 09 May 2013
Retired army officer was forced out for awarding Royal Armouries workers thousands of pounds
Nato denies Taliban involvement as cargo plane crashes after take-off from Bagram airbase in Afghanistan killing all seven crew members
Monday 29 April 2013
A civilian cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the sprawling US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan with the Taliban claiming responsibility for “shooting down” the jet.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Reports of Sarin being used during an operation outside Damascus on 19 March came from Israel
Monday 01 April 2013
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.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Thousands of recruits are quitting the newly formed Afghan police and armed forces every month, raising fears over their ability to protect the emerging democracy when coalition troops leave the country in less than two years' time. For every 10 new soldiers recruited to the Afghan National Army (ANA), at least three are lost because they have been sacked, captured or killed in action, new figures have revealed. British officials admit that current "attrition rates", with more than 5,000 soldiers quitting every month, threaten the force's long-term effectiveness.
Saturday 30 March 2013
The latest in a string of civilian deaths causing friction with the Afghan leadership
Thursday 14 March 2013
British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are part of a campaign that attempted to “impose an ideology foreign to the Afghan people” and was “unwinnable in military terms”, according to a damning report by the Ministry of Defence.
Saturday 09 March 2013
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Defence Ministry gate in Kabul today, killing nine civilians during a visit to Afghanistan by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as NATO troops prepare to leave.
Saturday 02 March 2013
Deaths came during fight with insurgents in Uruzgan province
Friday 22 February 2013
Nato countries are considering keeping up to 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014, the date when foreign combat forces were due to leave the war-torn country.
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