Saturday, July 11, 2009

The British in Afghanistan

Gordon Brown insists Afghan war being won

Times Online UK — Gordon Brown today insisted the UK is winning the war in Afghanistan despite a surge in the deaths of British soldiers.
The Prime Minister claims troop morale remains high despite the deaths of eight soldiers in the space of 24 hours.
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Brown defends Afghan strategy as deaths mount

Agence France Presse — Prime Minister Gordon Brown insisted on Saturday that Downing Street had the right strategy in Afghanistan after British military deaths surpassed the number of dead in the Iraq war.
Brown said the last few days had been "extraordinarily difficult" as British fatalities had risen to 184 after the announcement on Friday that eight men had been killed in a 24-hour period.
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Afghanistan proves deadlier for UK than Iraq

Iran Press TV — The British military's latest casualties have lifted the death toll in Afghanistan to above the number of troops killed in Iraq.
Over the past ten days, 15 soldiers have been killed in the troubled Helmand Province, bringing the death toll to 184 since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Nearly 179 British soldiers have been killed in Iraq.
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