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British officials described Zardari as “highly corrupt”, “numbskull”: WikiLeaks


February 6th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 6(ANI): British officials described Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as "highly corrupt" and a "numbskull" who would not last long in office, diplomatic cables unveiled by the whistle-blower website ... Read more...

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UK confirms death of 300th soldier in Afghanistan


June 21st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21 (ANI): The British Ministry of Defence has confirmed the death of its 300th soldier in Afghanistan.According to a Sky News report, the dead soldier is a marine from ... Read more...

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UK chief of defence staff to step down in autumn


June 13th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): Britain's Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, is to be set to leave his post, as the coalition government seeks to "draw line" under ... Read more...

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UK’s Defence chief gags Iraq criticism report


May 28th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 28 (ANI): Britain's Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup and other officials have intervened to suppress Lieutenant General Chris Brown's report on the lessons to ... Read more...

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UK bomb Disposal experts awarded George Cross


March 18th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) Two British military bomb disposal experts, one of whom gave his life in the line of duty, have been awarded one of the UK's highest awards for gallantry, the ... Read more...

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British death toll in Afghanistan surpasses Falklands war tally


February 9th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 9 (ANI): The death toll in the British war campaign in Afghanistan has exceeded that it suffered in the Falklands War, following the death of three soldiers on Sunday ... Read more...

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Despite 100th soldier’s death, British army seeks public support for Afghan war


December 8th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 8 (ANI): Even as the death toll of British soldiers reached 100 in Afghanistan, British Army chief General Sir David Richards is trying to gather public support for the ... Read more...

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‘Reputation of British Armed Forces at risk in Afghanistan’


November 7th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 7 (ANI): If Britain fails to make any progress in the Afghanistan war, the reputation and long-term future of its Armed forces will be at risk, two top defence ... Read more...

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US may send about 45,000 more troops to Afghanistan


October 15th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/London, Oct.15 (ANI): The US is expected to send about 45,000 extra troops for Afghanistan after Gordon Brown said that 500 more British troops would be sent to the country. The ... Read more...

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Britain to deploy 125 more troops in Afghanistan after heavy casualty


July 25th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Britain has been forced to deploy 125 extra troops on the front line in Afghanistan even as the Chief of the Defence staff warned that more lives ... Read more...

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Taliban losing fight in Afghanistan, says Britain’s top general


July 11th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 11 (ANI): British Chief of Defence Staff Sir Jock Stirrup has insisted that the Taliban is losing the fight in Afghanistan.The top British general was defending the bloodiest 24-hour ... Read more...

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Bringing peace in Afghanistan depends upon sorting out Pakistan


February 1st, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): The head of the British armed forces has said that any chance of restoring peace in Afghanistan depends on sorting out Pakistan first, as US drone attacks ... Read more...

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British military chief admits troops smug and complacent in Afghanistan


January 30th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Britains top military commander has admitted for the first time that Americans were right to criticise the way in which British troops carried out counter-insurgency operations against ... Read more...

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British troops to leave Iraq ”by July”


December 17th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Baghdad, Dec.17 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his Iraqi counterpart, Nouri al-Maliki, have revealed that UK forces will have "completed their tasks" in the first half of 2009 and ... Read more...

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Senior defence official says more UK troops could be sent to Afghanistan


December 2nd, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.2 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Britains Chief of Defence Staff, has said that more service personnel could be deployed in Afghanistan as Britain withdraws from Iraq. But ... Read more...

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Two-third Britons want troops out of Afghanistan within a year


November 13th, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): At a time when pressure is mounting on the Gordon Brown government to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan, a new survey has found that two-third ... Read more...

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UK Joint Defence Chief rules out quick end to Afghan conflict


October 11th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.11 (ANI): Britain''s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, has said there is no "end point" to the ongoing international military mission in Afghanistan. Sir Jock Stirrup''s ... Read more...

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British Chief of Defence Staff sees no end to Afghan fight


October 11th, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London , Oct 11 (ANI): British Chief of the Defence Staff Sir Jock Stirrup has said that the international military mission in Afghanistan had no end point.He said that both in ... Read more...

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Prince William to join the SAS


August 1st, 2008 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): British royal Prince William, will become the first member of the Royal Family to be join the SAS.In preparation for his role as the head of the ... 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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Why British minister calls Afghan military mission ‘noble’ (News Analysis)


June 9th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 9 (IANS) Britain's defence minister Monday called the bid to snuff out extremist Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan a "noble cause" as the death of three more British ... Read more...

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Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan (Lead)


June 9th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua London, June 9 (Xinhua) Three British soldiers were killed and two injured Monday in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, the defence ministry here said. The soldiers, from the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment, ... Read more...

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British death toll in Afghanistan rises to 100


June 9th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 9 (ANI): Britain lost its 100th soldier in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion after a suicide attack killed three paratroopers.The head of Britains armed forces and the Defence ... Read more...

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Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan


June 9th, 2008 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
Xinhua London, June 9 (Xinhua) British defence ministry has confirmed that three British soldier have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, with two others injured. The soldiers, from the 2nd Battalion ... Read more...

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Britain’s Prince Harry flown back from Afghan frontline


March 1st, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by admin
Unknown Location(Afghanistan), Mar.1 (ANI): Britain's Prince Harry flew out of Afghanistan on Friday after news leaked that he had been fighting on the frontline for 10 weeks, defence sources said. According to ... Read more...

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Prince Harry wants to return to frontline as soon as possible


March 1st, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by admin
London, March 1 (ANI): Prince Harry, who has been removed from Afghanistan following threats from Taliban insurgents, is determined to return to his frontline duties as soon as possible.The decision to ... Read more...

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