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article 23 December 2015 World, Afghanistan
Afghan National Army soldiers (Reuters)
Taliban defiant as battle for Sangin rages

The Islamist group says Britain has made a "stupid decision" by sending troops back to Helmand province as its fighters battle Afghan forces for control of the strategic town of Sangin.

post 22 December 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Memories of Sangin as British forces return to help fight Taliban

Just over a year after British combat forces left Afghanistan, they are back, as the Taliban threaten to take the strategic town of Sangin.

article 22 December 2015 Afghanistan
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British troops back in Helmand province as Taliban advance

The Ministry of Defence says British personnel are there to advise the Afghan military and will not be taking on a combat role in the area.

article 01 December 2015 World, Iraq
News
MoD pays compensation to civilians killed in wars

Channel 4 News has seen records showing the Ministry of Defence has paid out less than a million pounds to the families of some 360 civilian casualties - they're just the ones who've come forward.

article 02 November 2015 UK, Greece
News
Refugees and migrants travel two billion miles in 2015

Migrants and refugees travelling to Europe to apply for asylum in 2015 have collectively travelled two billion miles, Channel 4 News can reveal.

article 26 October 2015 World, Afghanistan
Afghanistan earthquake
Earthquake hits Afghanistan and Pakistan, scores killed

A powerful earthquake has killed scores of people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan and officials expect the number of deaths to increase.

article 03 October 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Afghanistan hospital hit by air strikes

Frantic staff from Medecins Sans Frontiers say they phoned Nato officials in Washington and Kabul for a full hour - as bombs rained down on their hospital in Afghanistan.

post 30 September 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Kunduz: a military, strategic and political disaster

The Taliban takeover of Kunduz is proof the Afghan National Army cannot manage alone despite the billions of dollars the west throws at it.

article 29 September 2015 World, Afghanistan
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Kunduz: Afghan forces battle Taliban for control

Afghan forces are fighting to regain control of the city of Kunduz after it became the first provincial city to be seized by the Taliban since the 2001 US-led invasion.

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