13 July: 5 x French soldiers KIA in Kapisa Province (RC-E)

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  1. Rest In Peace
  2. Se reposer dans la paix
  3. The deceased have been identified as a LT and a WO from the HALO Pn of the 1er RCP, a WO and another soldier (name witheld at family request) from the 17 RGP (ABN Engineer) and a Cpl from the Army photographic unit.

  4. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    A sad Bastille Day for five families and for their regiment ......rest in peace Soldats de France.

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  5. The fifth KIA as finally been identified as a WO from the HALO Pn of the 17 RGP.

  6. "Goatman", thank you for your kind words. Our media has led with this by-line this morning, making for a very sad Bastille Day, overshadowing our celebrations. Yet again these unnecessary deaths have cause divisions in our media, sensationalism at its worst. Many around us saying these brave men died for France and the cause of freedom, whilst the ultra left-wing is saying they died for nothing.

    I am certain that you feel for us as we feel for you on such occasions - a tragic loss of life.

    Be blessed
  7. According to the latest report, the suicide bomber was wearing an ANP uniform; the blast occured in a police station.
  8. Hope their deaths were not in vain.
  9. Repose en paix braves soldats
  10. Rest in Peace.