Tag Archives: British soldiers

‘Without us cajoling, pushing or pleading, the Afghan army would sit on their arse and do fuck all’

The Sunday Times The bullet tore into the British sniper’s hip and knocked him to the ground. Surrounded by Taliban fighters after being pinned down by heavy fire inside a mud compound for seven hours, British soldiers suffering from heat exhaustion dragged the wounded corporal from the rooftop and into an inner courtyard. They bent […]

Taliban mines and assassinations disrupt transition in Lashkar Gah

The Sunday Times Their faces concealed with chequered scarves, the Taliban assassins found Haji Zahir Arian sitting on cushions in the living room of a friend’s house. They wasted no time in striking a blow against peace. The first hitman to enter the small room raised his rifle and loosed off four rounds as Arian, […]

Helicopter shortage has troops at mercy of Taliban

The Sunday Times Five British troops killed in Afghanistan on Friday were caught in a cruel trap, retreating from one blast only to become the targets of a second, even more lethal explosion. At 5am, a 30-man platoon was making its way along an alley in Wishtan, one of the most dangerous parts of the […]