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British soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2009 was victim of friendly fire


September 4th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by BNO News
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A British soldier who died of wounds following an engagement in southern Afghanistan in December 2009 was attacked by U.S. helicopter crews who thought they were attacking ... Read more...

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British soldiers to be questioned over Iraq war crimes


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Hundreds of British soldiers will be investigated for crimes allegedly committed during the Iraq war, the Telegraph reported Sunday.Investigators with the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) ... Read more...

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Helmet-cam Afghan war videos to be shown on BBC


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Video footage captured on helmet cameras of frontline British troops killed in the Afghan war will be shown for the first time in a BBC ... Read more...

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British troops linked to prostitute’s murder in Kenya?


August 15th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) A human rights group has claimed that two British soldiers are linked to an alleged prostitute's murder in Kenya.The 21-year-old was found dead in a hotel's ... Read more...

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A walk into Jallianwala Bagh on 66th Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 15 (IANS) It's been over 90 years since British troops led by Brigadier Reginald Dyer fired at unarmed Indian protestors at the Jallianwala Bagh here. But walking through ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda may return after Afghan pullout, British PM warned


August 5th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda may return to Afghanistan and the country's future could be jeopardised if NATO-led foreign troops are withdrawn too quickly, military commanders ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda suspect breaches Olympic area ban five times


July 8th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) A 24-year-old Somali-origin man, a "potential suicide bomber" and suspected member of the Al Qaeda, defied a court order to travel near the Olympic Park ... Read more...

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Woman British aid worker rescued in Afghanistan


June 2nd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) British troops in Afghanistan managed to save a 28-year-old woman British aid worker along with three others in Afghanistan Saturday. She was kidnapped May 22.Prime ... Read more...

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British troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014


May 20th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Troops of Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) will stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 to conduct counter-terrorism operations against the remnants of Al Qaeda after British ... Read more...

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Britain to end Afghan combat role next year


March 13th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Even though British and US troops plan to pull out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014, Britain will end its combat role in the ... Read more...

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Germany unsure of Afghan withdrawal in 2014: Merkel


March 12th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 12 (IANS) Germany was not sure whether its troops would pull out of Afghanistan by 2014, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday during a surprise visit to the country's ... Read more...

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Pakistani foreign minister leaves for Britain


February 20th, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Sunday left for Britain for a two-day official visit, media reports said.During her trip, Khar is expected to meet her ... Read more...

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UN chief seeks to ease Falkland tensions


February 11th, 2012 - 5:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Friday called upon Argentina and Britain to prevent "an escalation" of tensions over the Falkland Islands.The secretary-general made the appeal when ... Read more...

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Four US diplomats to go on ‘padyatra’ in India


February 6th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Four American diplomats from the US Consulate in Mumbai will embark on a brisk 100-km-long two-day 'padyatra' to raise funds for the poor in India, an ... Read more...

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Britain, Afghanistan sign partnership agreement


January 29th, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai and British Prime Minister David Cameron have signed a long-term partnership agreement Saturday.They signed the Enduring Strategic Partnership agreement in ... Read more...

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British Navy nabs 13 Somali pirates


January 14th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) The British Royal Navy has captured 13 Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, defence ministry said.A British Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) supply ship and a US ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan may suffer mental problems


December 28th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) At least one in five British soldiers -- or 20 percent -- serving in Afghanistan will suffer from some mental illness after leaving the battlefield, a ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan to get new equipment


December 23rd, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Britain has announced an equipment package worth 400 million pounds (around $627 million) for its troops in Afghanistan. The equipment include protected vehicles and technology to ... Read more...

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Cameron visits British troops in Afghanistan


December 20th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a surprise visit to the British troops in Afghanistan Tuesday, the government said.Cameron said the main purpose of his ... Read more...

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U.S. officially ends nearly nine-year-long war in Iraq


December 15th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday officially ended the U.S.-led war in Iraq during a highly symbolic ceremony in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. It brings to ... Read more...

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Britain may pull out of Afghanistan by 2013


December 14th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) British troops may be pulled out of Afghanistan in 2013, a year earlier than scheduled, according to a plan being studied by Prime Minister David ... Read more...

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Britain considers early withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan


December 10th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) The British government confirmed Friday that next week it would consider withdrawing thousands of troops from its base in Afghanistan, up to a year earlier than ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda training snipers to attack British, US troops


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 2 (IANS) Terror outfit Al Qaeda is now training a group of snipers for a new wave of attacks on British and US troops in Afghanistan, a ... Read more...

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Cheryl Cole in danger after Afghanistan visit?


September 18th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole has become a "prime target" for jihadis after visiting British troops in Afghanistan, some Britain-based radicals have warned."I find it completely outrageous that ... Read more...

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Cheryl visits troops in Afghanistan


September 15th, 2011 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Cole has made a secret trip to Afghanistan to boost British troops' morale.Cheryl flew to Camp Bastion, the main British military base in ... Read more...

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British army cleared of torturing Iraqi to death


August 28th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) An inquiry into the death of an Iraqi national in British custody in Iraq has cleared the army of systematic torture, according to a media report.But ... Read more...

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Reservists back from war may have mental problems


August 20th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) British Army reserves returning from war-torn Afghanistan or Iraq are more likely to have mental health problems in comparison to full-time troops, as they have to ... Read more...

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Sweets and greetings exchanged at Attari border


August 15th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 15 (IANS) To mark India's Independence Day, troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) offered sweets to their counterparts from the Pakistan Rangers at the Attari-Wagah joint ... Read more...

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Taliban planning ’spectacular’ attack in Afghanistan


August 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) The Taliban are planning a "spectacular" terror attack in Afghanistan, the British army commander in the country has warned.Brigadier Ed Davis, who leads the Task ... Read more...

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US asks British troops’ help in Afghanistan


July 15th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) The US commander in Afghanistan has asked Britain to take over a Taliban hotbed - dubbed the "valley of death" - in Afghanistan as American ... Read more...

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Britain to continue Libya operation


June 26th, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) British forces will continue the fight in Libya against long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi until "the job was done", a top official said."Make no mistake, we ... Read more...

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‘European fighters joining Afghan Taliban’


June 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) European fighters are joining the Taliban in Afghanistan to avenge the death of former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, a media report said Sunday.According ... Read more...

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British troops in Afghanistan hit out against ‘ironed uniforms policy’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.13 (ANI): British troops fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan have hit out at the 'ironed uniforms policy' saying that they have enough to worry about without being forced to press ... Read more...

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Brit troops to get stunglasses to resist shotgun blast at point-blank range


April 10th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Apr 10 (ANI): Stunglasses, fitted with special lenses that can resist a shotgun blast at almost point-blank range, would be issued to British troops in Afghanistan.The Sawfly glasses and Bullet ... Read more...

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Now blast resistant goggles for British troops


April 10th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Protective sunglasses and goggles that can withstand a shotgun blast from just 16 feet away will be issued to British troops in Afghanistan, a media report ... Read more...

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