Posts Tagged ‘British forces’

The Guardian | Robert Booth | May 23, 2011

The father of a 13-year-old Iraqi boy who has been missing since 2003 after being treated in a British military hospital has begun legal action against the Ministry of Defence demanding compensation and a public inquiry. (more…)

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CNN, By CNN Wire Staff

April 19, 2011

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Britain said Tuesday it is expanding its presence in Libya with military advisers and the European Union said it is prepared to send troops for humanitarian assistance if requested by the United Nations.

Plans for increased Western involvement surfaced as Moammar Gadhafi’s forces shelled Misrata again Tuesday. Residents and refugees rescued from the city described a terrifying situation in the ravaged western city that continues daily to pay a heavy price in the Libyan war. (more…)

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The Times


The Ministry of Defence is dealing with compensation claims arising from the deaths of 104 Afghan civilians killed in incidents in Helmand province in the past 18 months, it was disclosed last night.

The details of the claims against British forces serving in Helmand were revealed by Channel 4 News after a Freedom of Information Act request was put to the MoD. The ministry has already paid some compensation, including $210 for the death of a woman. (more…)

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