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The United Kingdom has reduced its military presence in Afghanistan to just two bases in Helmand province, handing over the rest to Afghan control. Britain is a member, has committed to withdrawing all combat forces in Afghanistan by December this
UK troops are now only operating at their Afghanistan headquarters at Camp Bastion and an observation post called Sterga 2, both of which are in Helmand. At the height of the war, more than 10,000 soldiers controlled 137 bases...BBC defence
The souvenirs on display are still full price, but they too make clear that the end is now in sight. There are drinks glasses with the message "Been there; Done that", while a mug reads "Happiness is Helmand in the rear view mirror". Bastion was once
The body of Afghan journalist Noor Ahmed Noori was found burned and mutilated in a plastic bag in Helmand province, officials said. Noori's body was found in a car salesman's yard in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah Thursday evening, the British
The Afghan authorities say a girl whose brother allegedly sent her on a suicide mission may be returned to her family, despite her plea for a new home. A presidential spokeswoman told the BBC the girl, thought to be about 10, would only be returned
When taken into custody the girl was not wearing explosives, Umar Zwak, the Spokesman for the Governor of Helmand Province told CNN after reviewing the initial investigation report.
Afghan Interior Ministry says police have arrested one country girl 8 years old when she first intends to perform a suicide attack in the southern province of Afghanistan, Helmand today 01/07/2014 . She called
Police have arrested a 10-year-old girl in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province of Afghanistan - she had been converted into a suicide bomber by her Taliban brother and was directed to blow herself up in front of a police check point. <
GAH, Afghanistan In the Bost Hospital here, a teenage mother named Bibi Sherina sits on a bed in the severe acute malnutrition ward with her two children. Ahmed, at just 3 months old, looks bigger than his emaciated brother Mohammad, who is a year
British Prime Minister David Cameron faced criticism yesterday for saying that foreign troops had accomplished their mission of providing security in Afghanistan, in an echo of former US president George W Bush's much-derided comments on Iraq in 2003.