Sunday, 16 October 2011

Another Loss

A British soldier was shot dead yesterday while manning a checkpoint in Afghanistan's troubled Helmand province.

The Royal Gurkha Rifles soldier, from the regiment's 2nd Battalion, was killed during operations with Afghan police colleagues working to extend security in the Nahr-e Saraj region.

His death bring the number of British troops killed since the war began in October 2001 to 383 and of these at least 338 were killed in combat. He was the 35th member of our military to die this year in this unwinnable war.

The Ministry of Defence has now published details of the casualty figures for Operation HERRICK (Afghanistan). They are available here.


Oldrightie said...

yet even The Russians stick to the "occupation continues" line.
Supplying weapons, I suppose.

Gedguy said...


I suppose we are an occupying force. We went into a foreign country and have stayed there for years; what else would you call it? The Russians have a cheek to taking the moral ground here because they were in there doing the same thing as the CIA supplied the Russian's enemies as they may very well be doing to us. We should get out of there. Why should we be propping up a government whose president is the biggest heroin grower in Afghanistan?
It is always sorrowful to hear of a death or even an injury to our troops. Get them home.

subrosa said...

Aye OR, follow the money as always.

subrosa said...

I would say so too Gedguy, because Afghanistan did not attempt to invade us and the training camps were limited to the Afghan-Pakistan border. Nato is now spread throughout the whole country.

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