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Islamic extremist chosen to head police-Muslim forum

July 25th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): An Islamic extremist, who has described al-Qaeda as a "myth" and justified the killing of British troops in Iraq, has been chosen to head the Muslim Safety Forum ... Read more...

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UK troops begin pullout from Iraq

April 30th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.30 (ANI): British troops are leaving Iraq today and returning home after over six years.Britain will formally hand over operational authority in southern Iraq to the US.British Defence ... Read more...

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Manchesters security more fragile than Basra: British General

February 7th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.7 (ANI): After almost nine years of insurgency in Iraq, the security condition of the second largest city of the country, Basra is improving, and the crime rate has in-fact ... Read more...

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British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to get new hi-tech body armour

November 3rd, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): British troops serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would be provided with a new hi-tech combat outfit and hundreds of better-armoured vehicles by the Ministry ... Read more...

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British Afghan commander quits over ‘mobile coffins’

November 1st, 2008 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) A British commando officer in Afghanistan has resigned after complaining of "chronic underinvestment" in troops' equipment, as exemplified by a vehicle dubbed 'mobile coffin', a newspaper reported Saturday.Special ... Read more...

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Brown seeks Iraq troop cuts but no pullout timetable (Lead)

July 19th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, July 19 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who arrived in Iraq Saturday on a surprise visit, said he intended to reduce British troops in Iraq but refused to set an ... Read more...

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UK armed forces ’stretched beyond their capabilities’ in Iraq and Afghanistan, says its chief

June 25th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): Britain's armed forces have been left stretched beyond their capabilities in two major military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the head of the Armed Forces has admitted. ... Read more...

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Brit soldiers beating the bugs with Venus Flytraps!

June 24th, 2008 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 24 (ANI): British troops in Iraq are ordering insect-eating Venus Flytraps online to keep their tanks and armoured personnel vehicles free of bugs.Alistair Pearce, who owns South West Carnivorous ... Read more...

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British foreign secretary on surprise visit to Iraq

April 24th, 2008 - 9:47 pm ICT by admin
DPA Baghdad, April 24 (DPA) British Foreign Secretary David Miliband arrived on an unannounced visit to Baghdad Thursday where he held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the security situation, an ... Read more...

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UK war cost in Iraq, Afghanistan to soar to 3.3 billion pounds

March 11th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A parliamentary report has indicated that Britains spending on Iraq and Afghanistan was more than three billion pounds (six billion dollars, 3.95 billion euros), voicing surprise at the ... Read more...

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British soldier killed in rocket attack in Iraq

March 2nd, 2008 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
Xinhua London, March 2 (Xinhua) A British soldier has been killed in a rocket attack in southern Iraq, the defence ministry said. The soldier, who was attached to 903 Expeditionary Air Wing of ... Read more...

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Sir Roger Moore condemns treatment of British troops

December 16th, 2007 - 5:58 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 16 (ANI): Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has launched an attack on the treatment of British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.The 80-year-old actor and UNICEF campaigner said ... Read more...

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