May 31 2016 Latest news:

Defence

Gurkhas prepare for Kabul mission
 
Gurkhas are training with a pack of Foxhounds as they prepare to deploy to Kabul.

Gurkhas put through paces at STANTA training area near Thetford for Afghanistan deployment

The Gurkhas have been put through their paces at a Norfolk military training facility as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

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Royal Marines from 45 Commando on patrol in Sangin in the Helmand province of Afghanistan in 2009. British troops have been deployed to help local forces. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

British troops sent to tackle Taliban advance in Afghanistan

A team of around 10 British troops has been deployed to Afghanistan to help local forces after the Taliban took control of key strategic sites in Sangin.

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Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons where he is setting out his case for the extension of RAF airstrikes from Iraq into Syria. PA Wire

Britain must decide whether to take on the evil of so-called Islamic State or “wait for them to attack us”, says PM

Britain must decide whether to take on the “evil” of so-called Islamic State in its Syrian heartlands or “wait for them to attack us”, Prime Minister David Cameron has told MPs as he made the case for air strikes.

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