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Wednesday Apr 2 | The Independent

British troops leave Helmand in further move towards total Afghanistan withdrawal

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

Stars and Stripes

1 sniper, 1 bullet, 6 Afghan insurgents dead

In this June 2012 file photo, British soldiers post security in the high grass while soldiers from the Afghan National Army clear the town of Kakaran during Operation Atash.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Female Afghan Candidates in Helmand Call for Fair Campaign

Female candidates in Helmand's upcoming provincial council elections complain they are being sidelined as their male counterparts have more access to campaign funding and greater freedom of movement.

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Tue Mar 25, 2014

Metro UK News

The Afghan refugees clinging to hope amid terror and tragedy

Afghan refugees are pleading with Western troops not to abandon them once more to the resurgent Taliban, while cursing the Nato bombs that forced them from their homes and killed family and friends.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014

Lancashire Evening Post

Prestigious award for soldier Clint

A soldier from Chorley who managed the move of the UK military's communication systems from Lashkar Gah to Camp Bastion has been awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service.

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Wed Mar 19, 2014

Dissident Voice

Imperial Exit

Farewell to the British, as they leave the country that took their soldiers, and more than a sense of dignity.

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Stars and Stripes

US hopes to complete ill-fated Afghan dam project as pullout nears

Amid controversy and violence, USAID is taking one more shot at finishing Kajaki Dam, a project that has thwarted American plans and drained its coffers for a decade.

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Mon Mar 17, 2014

The Raw Story

As drawdown continues, Britain hands over bases to Afghan forces

Britain has handed over all but two of its remaining bases in Afghanistan's Helmand Province to local forces as part of its planned full withdrawal by the end of 2014, the Ministry of Defence said.

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