30 Apr '12, 10am

Good stuff from @adrianjbeckett make sure you buy a copy, plus my photo on the front

"The security situation here has improved a lot. In 2009 it was very kinetic. We were constantly finding improvised explosive devices and getting engaged in fire fights but we are simply not seeing that here anymore. This is down to the increased ANP presence and the vast improvement in their capability." As well as working with the ANP, two further companies from 1 WG will be operating as ground-holding companies to allow for the setting in place of governance and development which is inherent to the strategy in Afghanistan. The Prince of Wales's Company (known as 'The Jam Boys') is attached to 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment based in Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj (South), and 3 Company is attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment based in Combined Force Nad 'Ali (South). While the soldiers are on tour, a fundraising effort is in progress to raise money for ...

Full article: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOpe...

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coffeegeek.com 30 Apr '12, 3am

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ISAF under-reporting attacks by Afghan allies

militarytimes.com 30 Apr '12, 8pm

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Afghan Army clears area of IEDs: The Afghan Nat...

mod.uk 30 Apr '12, 2pm

Operation SHAFUQ (which means 'dawn' in Pashtu) is a large-scale Afghan National Army (ANA) operation to clear the Bowri D...

Afghan police take control of new checkpoint: A...

mod.uk 24 Apr '12, 10am

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Bersih 3.0: BN accountable for police brutality...

blog.limkitsiang.com 30 Apr '12, 10am

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Two more soldiers died in afghan RIP #TYS

mod.uk 04 May '12, 5pm

The soldiers, who were attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battlegroup, were serving as part Combined Force Burma wh...