Tag Archive for Afghanistan

Dog that lost a leg in Afghanistan given highest army medal

Dog that lost a leg in Afghanistan given highest army medal

It’s like the Victoria Cross for animals. Read more

Five Brits killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash ‘may have been attempting zero gravity stunt’

Five Brits killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash ‘may have been attempting zero gravity stunt’

The servicemen’s families denied they would carry out such a stunt. Read more

Touching photo shows father comforting daughter after deadly suicide bomb in Afghanistan

Touching photo shows father comforting daughter after deadly suicide bomb in Afghanistan

Seven members of the Afghan security forces were killed. Read more

Boy salutes his father who was killed in Afghanistan

Boy salutes his father who was killed in Afghanistan

Joseph Lemm died in a suicide bombing Read more

Watch this army veteran’s amazing skateboard skills after losing both legs in Afghanistan

Watch this army veteran’s amazing skateboard skills after losing both legs in Afghanistan

If you set your mind to doing something, you’ll always find a way, says Ian Parkinson Read more

Horrifying footage shows young woman stoned to death for ‘having sex with fiancée’ in Afghanistan

Horrifying footage shows young woman stoned to death for ‘having sex with fiancée’ in Afghanistan

She is placed in a hole as the men violent hurl rocks at her. Read more

Ex-marine was most injured in Afghanistan… but he can’t get disabled loo access

Ex-marine was most injured in Afghanistan… but he can’t get disabled loo access

He was hit with 400 pieces of shrapnel. Read more

Hundreds dead in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India after magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Hundreds dead in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India after magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Eleven schoolgirls were killed in a stampede trying to evacuate a building. Read more

Nine Doctors Without Borders workers killed in Afghanistan after US airstrike

Nine Doctors Without Borders workers killed in Afghanistan after US airstrike

30 others are missing after the explosion. Read more

British national killed in Afghanistan terrorist bomb attack

British national killed in Afghanistan terrorist bomb attack

The explosion took place near the city’s international airport killing three other people and wounding 18. Read more

US soldier returns from Afghanistan to surprise family at ice hockey game

US soldier returns from Afghanistan to surprise family at ice hockey game

This is lovely. Read more

Army’s first transgender officer was ‘living an act’ on Afghanistan front line

Army’s first transgender officer was ‘living an act’ on Afghanistan front line

Officer is now living as a woman and praised the army for being ‘very forward thinking’ Read more

In Afghanistan, 1 January is everyone’s birthday

In Afghanistan, 1 January is everyone’s birthday

‘Happy birthday to 30 friends… whose birthdays are tomorrow on the first of January,’ wrote Barat Ali Batoor on Facebook. Read more

Britain’s war in Afghanistan is over as Union Flag is lowered for the final time

Britain’s war in Afghanistan is over as Union Flag is lowered for the final time

A small ceremony marked the end of the 13-year campaign in Afghanistan Read more

War hero who survived three tours of Afghanistan loses leg while helping car crash victims

War hero who survived three tours of Afghanistan loses leg while helping car crash victims

Lee Spencer says he doesn’t regret helping those in need despite losing a limb in the accident. Read more

Five British military personnel killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Five British military personnel killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

MoD investigation underway after five British service personnel die in helicopter crash in Afghanistan Read more

Soldier adopts hero military dog that ‘saved her life’ in Afghanistan

Soldier adopts hero military dog that ‘saved her life’ in Afghanistan

Army medic Angie McDonnell and her four legged friend were based in Afghanistan together, and immediately became best buddies. Read more

‘I sold my sister to fund drug addiction’: The awful cost of heroin dependence in Afghanistan

‘I sold my sister to fund drug addiction’: The awful cost of heroin dependence in Afghanistan

Addicts in the world’s most drug-affected Afghan region are feeding their own children opium to keep them quiet, and selling relatives to fund their own heroin habits, Metro has learned. Read more

The Afghanistan caves haunted by the Taliban

The Afghanistan caves haunted by the Taliban

Bamyan may be one of Afghanistan’s safest, if neglected, regions – yet its inhabitants live in fear of a Taliban return. Read more

Soldier returning home from Afghanistan gets amazing surprise

Soldier returning home from Afghanistan gets amazing surprise

A photo of an adorable baby waiting to meet her soldier father for the first time has racked up more than 1.5million ‘likes’ on Facebook. Read more

Dad returning from Afghanistan hides in giant box to surprise daughter on her third birthday

Dad returning from Afghanistan hides in giant box to surprise daughter on her third birthday

It’s raining outside (probably), there are about a million days left to Christmas and whatever time of the day it is, it’s probably dragging on a bit. In conclusion, we could all do with cheering up, which is what this video is for. Read more

Tom Cruise denies comparing his work as an actor to a soldier serving in Afghanistan

Tom Cruise denies comparing his work as an actor to a soldier serving in Afghanistan

Tom Cruise has dismissed claims that he said being an actor is as hard as being a soldier in Afghanistan. Cruise is currently in the middle of a lawsuit accusing Life and Style and In Touch magazines for claiming that he abandoned his daughter Suri. The New York Daily News reports that the actor was […] Read more

British soldiers pictured giving Nazi salutes in Afghanistan

British soldiers pictured giving Nazi salutes in Afghanistan

Two British soldiers have been investigated by the Ministry of Defence after a photograph emerged of them performing a Nazi salute in front of the Union Flag. Read more

Barack Obama on Syria military action: This is not Iraq… this is not Afghanistan

Barack Obama on Syria military action: This is not Iraq… this is not Afghanistan

Barack Obama has insisted in a message to US politicians that any military action against Syria will not involve any boots on the ground.
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