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British Casualty in Assault on Musa Qala

#1
Sad news reporting on Sky News British soldier killed from 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment whilst on Ops to take Musa Qala, Rest in Peace.
 
#10
RiP mucker and speedy recovery to those injured.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1296257,00.html

British Soldier Killed In Afghanistan
Updated:21:26, Saturday December 08, 2007

A British soldier has been killed in an attack on a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

Incident in Helmand ProvinceNext of kin have been informed.

The trooper from the 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment died in an assault on the Taliban-controlled town of Musa Qalain in Helmand Province.

Militants took over in February, four months after British troops left the town following a peace agreement that gave security responsibilities to Afghan elders.

Taliban fighters have been in control of the town ever since.

British troops were inserted into the outskirts of the town by helicopter ahead of an operation spearheaded by the Afghan army.

The latest push had been widely expected after leaflets were dropped warning of an imminent assault and urging local elders to force the Taliban out themselves.

The MoD confirmed the death in a statement, but would not release any further details about the circumstances.

It means 86 British soldiers have been killed during the current conflict in Afghanistan - 60 of them in fighting.
 
#11
Another fallen comrade
Another dreaded knock on the door
Another repatriation
Another inconsolable family
Another paragraph regarding our brave troops
Another letter regarding our poor troops
Another bluey home saying all is good
Another day Labour spits on our honour
Another day in hell for our heroes and heroines
Another day politicians interfered and cut the budget
Another repeat of line 1
RIP dear hero and god bless your family
 
#16
RIP

Perhaps someone might have taken the trouble to also mention that NOK had been informed, but that is what it says on the MOD website.
 

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