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  1. Colonel Gary Wilkinson, commanding officer at Colchester, Woodbridge & Wattisham bases, awarded a CBERead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | East Anglian Daily Times

    Colonel Gary Wilkinson has been awarded the decoration in recognition of his role as Deputy Commander of Task Force Helmand during operations in Afghanistan. He is one of 139 armed forces members to be recognised in the latest set of military honours announced today.

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  2. Paratrooper Joshua Leakey becomes Britian's first living holder of the Victoria CrossRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Independent

    A paratrooper has become Britain's first living holder of the Victoria Cross. Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey was given the nation's highest decoration for valour for "complete disregard" for his own life to safeguard others during an ambush in Helmand, Afghanistan.

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  3. The great game: Adam Curtis's Bitter LakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | Sight and Sound

    The extraordinary footage assembled in Adam Curtis's powerful film about the tangled history of Afghanistan offers some welcome insights - but in his bid to counteract the lazy fables of good and evil beloved of some politicians, is the director in danger of oversimplification too? At around an hour and five minutes into Adam Curtis's long and very beautiful film Bitter Lake there is a sequence showing the aftermath of an ambush on a convoy of Soviet, or Soviet-supplied tanks, in Afghanistan sometime in the 1980s. The film is full of such images, long forgotten, dredged out of some hidden vault by dedicated archival research.

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  4. Afghanistan war hero is senior female officer to be court martialed in the UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | Mirror.co.uk

    The most senior female Army officer ever court martialed in the UK, who helped to save the lives of dozens of injured soldiers in Afghanistan has been kicked out of the Army for fiddling allowances. Knock, 51, a hospital theatre nurse, was described as a "shining light" at Camp Bastion hospital in Helmand Province, helping save soldiers maimed in the conflict.

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  5. Bomb-sniffing K9, soldier reunited after tour in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 14 | Boston Herald

    ... prepared for a deployment to the Middle East. They then spent another five months together in southern Helmand, Afghanistan. "We would be out in the desert for hours walking around," said Robbins, who joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 2009 and ...

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  6. Obama Weighs Slower Drawdown of Troops in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Bloomberg

    A U.S. Marine arranges his equipment as British and U.S. troops withdraw from the Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex at Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. AFP PHOTO / WAKIL KOHSAR -- President Barack Obama is weighing options for keeping some U.S. troops in Afghanistan longer than planned, while maintaining the goal of ending military operations by 2017, according to an administration official.

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  7. Drone kills senior Afghan militant, four Pakistanis : February 10, 2015,Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Daily Times

    LASHKAR GAH: A missile-firing drone killed at least six in Afghanistan on Monday including a veteran militant believed to have defected to Islamic State from the Taliban, Afghan officials said. The senior militant, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mullah Abdul Rauf, was killed in violence-plagued Helmand, officials in the southern province said.

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  8. Commander linked to Islamic State killed in AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | The Nation

    LASHKAR GAH/KABUL - A missile-firing drone killed at least six in Afghanistan on Monday including a veteran militant believed to have defected to Islamic State from the Taliban, Afghan officials said. The senior militant, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mullah Abdul Rauf, was killed in violence-plagued Helmand as they drove in a car through Kajaki district, officials in the southern province told Reuters.

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  9. Afghan militant with suspected IS links "killed in drone attack"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | AlertNet

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  10. Drone kills veteran Afghan militant with suspected IS links - officialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | AlertNet

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  11. Six Police Killed In Southern AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 3 | Weekday Magazine

    Local official Omar Zwak said at least two police were killed and five wounded when a suicide car bomber hit a convoy on February 3 in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern province of Helmand. In the southern province of Oruzgan, police official Gulab Khan said four police were killed and three wounded on February 2 when dozens of Taliban militants attacked their outposts in Charcheno district.

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  12. Vancouver ranked world's 3rd best city for expats; Toronto comes 1stRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2015 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Clockwise from top left: Vancouver, Copenhagen, Seattle, Toronto, Copenhagen , and Ottawa all placed well on a 'most liveable' cities list from ECA International. If today's a different day than yesterday, there must be a new world's best cities list out there.

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  13. Two people, one civilian and one police officer, were killed and 16 others injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | TurkishPress.com

    A suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden car into a police convoy on Thursday afternoon, in Lashkar Gah city, the provincial capital of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, Afghan authorities have said. According to the provincial governor spokesman, Omar Zawak, the suicide bomber targeted the convoy of the public order police in the Lashkar Bazzar area while they were conducting routine patrols on Thursday afternoon.

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  14. 'Extreme IS ideology gaining traction'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Peshawar, Pakistan/ Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan - Splits within the Taliban, and doubts over whether its elusive leader is even alive, are driving a growing number of militant commanders in Afghanistan and Pakistan towards Islamic State for inspiration. Security and intelligence sources believe there are no operational links yet between IS and South Asia, and that the region is not a priority for a group that occupies areas of Syria and Iraq and is focused on the Arab world.

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  15. INSIGHT -Disenchanted militants in South Asia eye Islamic State ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | AlertNet

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  16. 10 militants killed in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | Newkerala.com

    Ten militants were killed when security forces raided Taliban hideouts in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province Tuesday, an army spokesman said. "Units of the national army launched cleanup operations in Tarekh area of Nawa district early morning and so far six insurgents have been killed and three others injured," Xinhua news agency quoted Mohammad Rasoul Zazai as telling reporters in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

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  17. Afghan policeman kills commander, district governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | AlertNet

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  18. Afghan religious council member shot deadRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Xinhuanet

    A provincial religious council member was shot and killed following an armed attack in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday, police said. "Member of Helmand's Religious Council Mawlawi Abdul Karim was martyred after two armed men opened fire on him at around 3:30 p.m. Monday," provincial police spokesman Farid Ahmad Obaid told Xinhua.

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  19. Religious council member shot dead in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Newkerala.com

    A provincial religious council member was shot dead following an armed attack in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province Monday, police said. "Member of Helmand's Religious Council Mawlawi Abdul Karim was martyred after two armed men opened fire at him at around 3:30 p.m. Monday," provincial police spokesman Farid Ahmad Obaid told Xinhua.

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  20. Innocence in the time of warRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2015 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    As the centenary year of the First World War draws to a close, the guide puts the spotlight on British artist and photographer, Mark Neville, who spent two months capturing the horrors of war, especially from the eyes of the young on both sides, in Helmand, Afghanistan . I work at the intersection of art and documentary.

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