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350 British troops to be sent to Mali

French troops entered the African country of Mali on January 12. Within days the UK announced that it would be sending two planes to assist French forces. They would only offer logistical support and there would be no 'boots on the ground'.

UK: Six soldiers believed killed in bomb blast in Afghanistan

Six British soldiers have been listed as missing presumed dead after their Warrior vehicle appears to have hit a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

British Troops Leave Sangin, US troops take control

A little after 6.30am on Monday British troops handed over the control of Sangin to the US. The U.S. Marine Corps will take over from the 40 Commando Royal Marines who had been responsible for the security there.

British troops use exploding hose to destroy roadside bomb

For the first time, British troops stationed in Afghanistan used an exploding hose to take out improvised explosive devices.

Poll: Majority of Britons Say Afghanistan is Unwinnable

As international support for the war in Afghanistan declines, a recent poll has shown that the majority of Britons want their troops out of the region.

British Soldier killed on patrol

The Ministry of Defense confirmed the death of a British soldier in southern Afghanistan in Helmand, a province focused on by the British Army for fighting Taliban forces.

The Brits Are Leaving Iraq In May 2009

British troops will be leaving Iraq by May 31, 2009. The British forces have been the second largest military presence in Iraq since the beginning of the Iraqi War.

Basra attacks down 90% since British troops left

A spokesman for the British Army said violence in Basra has fallen dramatically after the British forces withdrew from the southern Iraqi city early this year. By next month, British will end its combat role in Iraq.

British troops in secret truce with the Taliban

The Times Online is reporting British troops are secretly dealing with the Taliban to form a truce to pull out of one of the most dangerous areas of Afghanistan. It's a secret deal with the local people. If this isn't controversial, I don't know what is.

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