Chester Evening Leader
Chester soldier keeps troops on the go
Lance corporal Lee Jones, who lives in Upton, had no previous military experience before joining the TA five years ago.
Mon May 13, 2013
Explosion rocks S. Afghan town, causing casualties
LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan , May 14 -- An explosion took place in Garmser district in southern Afghan province of Helmand Tuesday morning, causing casualties, a provincial government spokesman said.
Taleban Deny Planned Attack on Kajaki Hydroelectric Dam
The Taleban have denied massing forces for an attack on the Kajaki hydroelectric scheme in the southern Helmand province, at a time when responsibility for construction work and security is shifting from American to Afghan control.
Wed May 08, 2013
Scots soldiers killed by IED to be repatriated
Soldiers killed when the armoured vehicle they were travelling in hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan are to be repatriated.
Afghan police kill 8 at protest; NATO probes alleged misconduct of international troops
Afghan police were accused of killing eight protesters at a demonstration on Wednesday as the U.S.-led coalition said it had opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct by NATO troops during an encounter with insurgents.
Tue May 07, 2013
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Demand for Helmand Schools to Reopen
Residents of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province say nearly half the schools there remain closed, and they dispute claims by education officials that it would not be safe to reopen them.
U.S. Department of Defense
Combined Force Arrests Taliban Leader in Helmand Province
An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and three other insurgents during an operation in the Lashkar Gah district of Afghanistan's Helmand province today, military officials reported.
Thu May 02, 2013
North-West Evening Mail
Comrades pay tribute to fallen Barrow soldier
SOLDIERS from Barrow who were involved in some of the fiercest fighting in the Afghanistan conflict were honoured during a medal ceremony yesterday.
Soldiers who died in blast are named
THREE soldiers serving in Scottish regiments killed in a roadside bomb attack in Afghan-istan have been named by the Mini-stry of Defence.
Wed May 01, 2013
Afghan Taliban kill peace chief negotiator in southern province
Beijing, May 1 : Taliban militants ambushed and killed three people including the peace chief negotiator in the southern Helmand province 555 km south of Kabul on Wednesday, a local official said.
Afghanistan roadside bomb kills three British soldiers
Three British soldiers have been killed and several others injured after the heavily armoured vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a large roadside bomb while they were on a routine patrol in Afghanistan .
Tue Apr 30, 2013
'Remarkable' Duke of Lancaster's Regiment soldiers are back from the front line
SOLDIERS from The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment are due to receive campaign medals tomorrow after their home-coming from Afghanistan.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Liverpool Daily Post
Mersey soldiers return from tour of duty in Afghanistan
Ninety-one soldiers from the 1st Battalion of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, which recruits from across Liverpool and the north west, were welcomed home by their families at a ceremony in Catterick, North Yorkshire, on Thursday.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Bulford brigade takes over in Helmand
In a short ceremony in front of British, Danish, Estonian and American partners at the headquarters of Task Force Helmand in Lashkar Gah, Brigadier Bob Bruce, commander of 4th Mechanized Brigade, formally handed over to Brigadier Rupert Jones, commander of 1st Mechanized Brigade.
Soldier completes 'Afghan marathon'
As thousands of runners took to the streets of London, a soldier overcame sizzling heat to run his own marathon in Afghanistan - completing the 'struggle' on a treadmill, MSN News reports.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Afghanistan: Praise for New Civic Group in Helmand
A new advocacy group in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province has won praise from locals for its efforts to help them pursue legal claims, resolve disputes and access government services.
Despite Gains Against Taliban, Helmand Residents Feel Insecure
A British soldier shows his rifle to Afghan children during a patrol near the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for April 22, 2013
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sean Morris, communications chief, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Noah Serigny, a corpsmen, both with the Provincial Police Advisory Team , provide security during a visit to Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, April 18, 2013.