Codename for ongoing shenanigans in Afghanistan.
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As at July 2009, Afghan conflict in numbers:
£12bn - Overall cost of Afghan campaign since 2001. Could have paid for 60,000 teachers, 77,000 nurses or 23 hospitals
400% - Increase in MoD spending on Afghanistan, 2006/07 to 2009/10
30,000 - Estimate of the number of Afghan civilians killed as a result of the conflict
189 - UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001.
150% - Increase in Afghan opium production, 2001-07
£100 - Average weekly war pension entitlement of widow/widower
4m - Bullets fired by UK forces in Helmand, Aug 2006-Sept 2007
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