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  British soldier killed is U.K.'s 100th - Boston.com
A soldier killed in a roadside bombing Monday was the 100th British death attributed to hostile action since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to the Ministry of Defense.
A British soldier kneels next to vehicles as a boy passes by him on a street in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, after a fellow serviceman was killed in a roadside bombing near the U.S. consulate in Iraq's second largest city.
LONDON --A soldier killed in a roadside bombing Monday was the 100th British death attributed to hostile action since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to the Ministry of Defense.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2007/02/05/british_soldier_killed_is_uks_100th   (286 words)

  
 Attack kills British soldier - The Boston Globe
The British soldier died after a yellow and white taxi carrying 200 pounds of explosives blew up near his open-topped Land Rover about 11 a.m.
Four other British soldiers were wounded, two of them seriously, Colonel Mike Griffiths, commander of the 300-strong British contingent in the NATO-led peacekeeping force, said at a news conference in its fortified headquarters.
Soldiers and investigators swarmed the Land Rover, its front ripped open and badly charred.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/01/29/attack_kills_british_soldier   (567 words)

  
 British soldier dies in shoot-out with Taliban - Evening Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The dead soldier was the first British serviceman to be killed in action in Helmand province, in south-west Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, a British soldier was today recovering from his injuries after he was seriously wounded in a gun battle in Iraq.
The MoD said the soldier was flown to a military hospital at Shaibah logistics base in the south of the country.
www.eveningtimes.co.uk /news/5053503.shtml   (394 words)

  
 British Soldier Killed in Basra
A British military spokesman said Thursday the attack occurred the previous night after a British raid to the east of Basra.
The latest attack follows the death of three British soldiers last week in Basra when their vehicle was attacked by unidentified gunmen firing from a car.
British forces are responsible for security in the southern part of Iraq, which has remained relatively stable since President Bush declared an end to major combat on May 1.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/08-28-3.htm   (463 words)

  
 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
He was bundled up in netting suspended from the fork-lift which was driven by a British soldier, said the best-selling tabloid.
The MoD refused to confirm the soldiers’ identity, unit or hometown.
British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon on April 3 told lawmakers that cluster bombs were used only when it was "absolutely justified" because it would "make the battlefield safer for our armed forces".
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2003-05/30/article09.shtml   (564 words)

  
 Khilafah.com - British soldier killed in fight with Taleban near UK base   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
She added the injured soldier had been taken to Camp Bastion for treatment, and that neither of the troops involved would be identified until their next of kin have been informed.
The death came on the same day a British patrol in Iraq was lured into an ambush in the southern town of Al Amarah, prompting a gun battle in which a British soldier was seriously wounded.
The soldier, whose name has not been released, was flown to a military hospital at Shaibah logistics base in the south of the country, where he is being treated.
www.khilafah.com /home/category.php?DocumentID=13445&TagID=2   (818 words)

  
 CNN.com - Iraq bomb kills British soldier - May 29, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
British forces sealed off the scene of the attack and a helicopter was brought in to evacuate the injured.
The British soldier was the 50th killed in action in Iraq, the ministry told Reuters.
The last British soldier who died in Iraq was also killed in the same area.
www.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/meast/05/29/iraq.britattack/index.html   (371 words)

  
 CNN.com - British soldier killed in southern Iraq - Aug. 29, 2003
A British soldier was killed and one was wounded in southern Iraq overnight, after crowds of Iraqis surrounded their convoy and fired at the soldiers, British officials said.
The wounded soldier received a serious injury to his hand, and is in stable condition, according to the spokesman.
The British Defense Ministry identified the slain soldier as Fusilier Russell Beeston, 26, from Govan, Glasgow, with the 52nd Lowland Regiment.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/08/28/sprj.irq.main/index.html   (1286 words)

  
 John Moore (British soldier) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir John Moore, KB (November 13, 1761 – January 16, 1809) was a British soldier and General.
He joined the British Army in 1776 as an ensign in the 51st Foot then based in Minorca.
Friction between Moore and the new British viceroy of Corsica led to his recall and posting to the West Indies under Sir Ralph Abercromby.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Moore_(British_soldier)   (908 words)

  
 CNN.com - Iraqi crowd kills British soldier - Aug. 28, 2003
A British soldier has been killed and another wounded after crowds of Iraqis surrounded their convoy and fired at the soldiers, British officials said.
The British Defense Ministry identified the slain soldier as Fusilier Russell Beeston, 26, from Govan, Glasgow, with the 52nd Lowland Regiment.
The wounded soldier received a serious injury to his hand, and is in stable condition, according to the spokesman.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/08/28/sprj.irq.int.basra.death/index.html   (443 words)

  
 Ananova - British soldier dies in Afghanistan
One British soldier has been killed and another seriously injured in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
British troops have been steadily deploying to Helmand in the south west of Afghanistan since the beginning of the year as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Last week, the MoD revealed that British soldiers had killed five suspected Taliban fighters in an operation in a village in north of the province on June 4.
www.ananova.com /news/story/sm_1875076.html   (290 words)

  
 A typical British Soldier during the time of the MAfikgend Siege
A typical British Soldier during the time of the Mafikeng Siege is used as an example of the English culture,because we are discussing a war.
The British soldiers were from the workers class and known as a Tommy Atkins.
Soldiers that showed their religious beliefs openly were often mocked.
library.thinkquest.org /26852/militarya_typical_british_soldier.htm   (552 words)

  
 [minstrels] The Young British Soldier -- Rudyard Kipling
A British sortie to destroy two Afghan guns was successful, but was soon surrounded when its own gun overheated, and forced to fight its way back to cantonment, leaving 300 dead "on Afghanistan's plains".
The British fought their way through the high mountain passes and were able to take Kabul, where they installed a government friendly to Britain and signed a peace treaty.
British forces stationed in the Khyber Pass immediately set out to retake Kabul, which they accomplished in October, removing the government they had installed two months earlier and leaving the throne vacant.
www.cs.rice.edu /~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/1146.html   (2881 words)

  
 100th British soldier killed in Iraq.
A British soldier was killed by an explosion in southern Iraq this morning, the 100th British serviceperson to die since the invasion almost three years ago.
His was the first British death in Iraq for two months and marks an upsurge in militia violence against British forces, who until now have attempted to foster good relations with the fragmented Shia and Sunni Arab factions.
The death of 100 British soldiers triggered renewed calls from anti-war protestors for Britain to withdraw from Iraq.
forums.canadiancontent.net /international-politics/43146-100th-british-soldier-killed-iraq.html   (1681 words)

  
 British soldier killed in Afghanistan - Military Photos
The soldier died as a result of injuries sustained during a contact with insurgent forces in northern Helmand Province in the early hours of this morning, local time.
The soldier is the eighth to have died this month, and brings the number of UK fatalities since 2001 to 21.
The soldier is the eighth British soldier to have died in Afghanistan this month.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=89760   (741 words)

  
 CNN.com - 100th British soldier dies in Iraq - Feb 1, 2006
British MP George Galloway takes Bush to task over the war in Iraq.
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Two British soldiers have died in southern Iraq this week, bringing the number of the UK force to die during the conflict to 100, a Ministry of Defence statement said.
The dead and injured soldiers were all from the 7th Armoured Brigade, the main British force in Iraq.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/meast/01/31/iraq.briton   (825 words)

  
 British soldier killed, two injured in Iraq bomb - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
The ministry said the injuries sustained by one of the soldiers were possibly serious.
The British troop movement is politically sensitive for Prime Minister Tony Blair, who has come under criticism from lawmakers for supporting the US-led war in Iraq.
Three Black Watch soldiers were killed in Iraq last week in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20041108T000000-0500_69169_OBS_BRITISH_SOLDIER_KILLED__TWO_INJURED_IN_IRAQ_BOMB.asp   (260 words)

  
 CNN.com - British soldier killed in combat - May. 9, 2003
No details of how the soldier died or where the missing soldiers were fighting have been released except to say both incidents happened in southern Iraq.
Two British pilots were killed Sunday when their Tornado GR4 aircraft was shot down by a U.S. Patriot missile in a friendly fire incident.
British Royal Marines have met stiff resistance during attempts to secure the vital Iraqi port of Umm Qasr.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/03/24/sprj.irq.southern.britain   (296 words)

  
 British soldier killed in Iraq
A British soldier was killed in a bomb blast in southern Iraq on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said.
The soldier died of injuries sustained in an attack involving an improvised explosive device.
The troop was the sixth British soldier killed in the strife-torn Middle Eastern country this year.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=119140   (874 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | British soldier in Afghanistan is killed by Taliban
A British soldier was killed and two others were seriously wounded in southern Afghanistan yesterday in a fire-fight with the Taliban.
The soldier, whose name will not be released until his family has been informed, is the first British military fatality since troops were deployed to the volatile Helmand province with Nato’s ISAF.
Early reports last night said British Apache helicopter gunships were called in to support the soldiers during the fire-fight in the Sangeen district.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/06/12/wafg12.xml&sSheet=/news/2006/06/12/ixnews.html   (383 words)

  
 British Soldier Killed In Iraq Road Crash
The Telegraph - UK A British soldier has been killed in a road crash near the city of Basra in southern Iraq.
A spokesman for British forces said the soldier was from the Royal Regiment of Wales.
The soldier's name will not be released until his family are informed of his death.
www.rense.com /general44/britishsoldierkilled.htm   (102 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Military -- British soldier who may have been executed by Iraqi forces in March is ...
LONDON –; A British soldier whose body was found in a shallow grave in Iraq and who may have been executed by Iraqi forces was buried Wednesday with military honors.
British officials said the deaths were being investigated but the two may have been executed.
Thirty-two British soldiers died in the war, including one of natural causes.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/military/20030507-0722-iraq-britishcasualty.html   (281 words)

  
 British soldier succumbs to wounds in Iraq
LONDON - A British soldier in Iraq has succumbed to his wounds after being shot in Al Qurna, north of the southern city of Basra, on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defense reported.
The soldier was with the same unit from which two other soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb on Monday.
The two soldiers, Samuela Vanua, 27, and Stephen Wright, 20, were returning to their base in a Land Rover after training Iraqi policemen when they were killed by the bomb.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/8630.html   (349 words)

  
 CNN.com - British soldier killed in Iraq - Nov. 4, 2003
A British soldier has been killed in Iraq, the British Ministry of Defense told CNN on Tuesday.
Plank was the 52nd British soldier to die in Iraq and the 19th since May 1, when U.S. President George Bush declared major combat over.
British troops are mainly based around the southern city of Basra.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/11/04/sprj.irq.uk.soldier   (295 words)

  
 People's Daily Online -- Another British soldier killed in Afghanistan: MoD
Another British soldier has been killed during a clash with suspected Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan, the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed on Wednesday.
The soldier was killed during a patrol with 3 Para battle group in Helmand province's Sangin town, according to a ministry statement.
Last Saturday, two British soldiers were killed in the same area when their base came under small-arms and RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) attack.
english.people.com.cn /200607/06/eng20060706_280421.html   (315 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Documents: Denny's Diary
A few days spent in equipping, &c., and for the trial of soldiers charged with mutiny, General Anthony Wayne, the commanding officer, influenced, no doubt, by experience of the revolt last winter, expresses a determination to punish, with the utmost rigor, every case of mutiny or disobedience.
A shell from one of the French mortars set fire to a British frigate; she burnt to the water's edge, and blew up-made the earth shake.
Much confusion and riot among the British through the day; many of the soldiers were intoxicated; several attempts in course of the night to break open stores; an American sentinel killed by a British soldier with a bayonet; our patrols kept busy.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/D/1776-1800/war/denny.htm   (2935 words)

  
 British soldier pleads guilty to Iraqi prisoner abuse - After Saddam - www.smh.com.au
A British soldier pleaded guilty today to one count of beating an Iraqi captive, while he and two others pleaded not guilty to all other charges as their court-martial opened on allegations they mistreated Iraqis.
Photos of alleged mistreatment published in a British newspaper in the northern spring of 2003 led to investigations against the three men, and it is the first case of alleged abuse of Iraqis by British soldiers to go to trial.
The abuse allegedly happened in May 2003 while the three soldiers were stationed at a food warehouse compound outside Basra in southern Iraq, according to British media reports.
www.smh.com.au /news/After-Saddam/British-soldier-pleads-guilty-to-Iraqi-prisoner-abuse/2005/01/19/1106074808818.html?oneclick=true   (547 words)

  
 Sixth British soldier killed as Taliban lay siege to base
When the government announced the deployment of large numbers of British soldiers to Afghanistan earlier this year, it was claimed that they would be acting in a peacekeeping capacity.
But British troops are engaged in active fighting, 12 have lost their lives so far – with five dying in the past three weeks.
The soldier was part of a patrol that came under fire from rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.
www.gnn.tv /headlines/9776/Sixth_British_soldier_killed_as_Taliban_lay_siege_to_base   (1034 words)

  
 100th British soldier dies in Iraq | the Daily Mail
The number of British armed forces personnel who have died since the start of hostilities in Iraq reached 100 today, sparking widespread condemnation from families of the bereaved and anti-war factions.
The unnamed soldier, from the 7th Armoured Brigade, died as a result of his injuries while three others were injured - one seriously.
Mr Blair's spokesman said British forces would remain in Iraq "as long as is necessary" and for as long as the democratically elected Government desired.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=375671&in_page_id=1770   (1253 words)

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