Monday, November 30, 2009

UK Escalates Involvement in Afghanistan: 500 additional troops to be deployed

Today, the British prime Minister announced a further escalation of the Afghan war with the deployment of an additional 500 troops. In a statement to the House of Commons today Mr Brown said that the extra 500 troops will be deployed in early December, taking the number of British troops in Afghanistan to 9,500. [MOD]

Also today, the death of the 236th British soldier was announced following an explosion in Babaji area of Helmand province. [MOD]