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British troops in Afghanistan mark Remembrance Sunday

Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 - 01:12

Nov. 11 - British soldiers stationed in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province honour the war dead on Remembrance Sunday. Travis Brecher reports.

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Here in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province, hundreds of British soldiers mark Remembrance Sunday. The Remembrance service is held every year at 11 am on November 11 to commemorate those men and women who have lost their lives in war since World War One. It's a tradition that started after the First World War to remember the millions of people who have been killed and to honour those wounded. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PADRE CONNING, BRITISH SENIOR TASK FORCE, SAYING: "Remembrance has been held since the end of the First World War as a moment in time where the nation and the Commonwealth and our allies across the world remember the sacrifices of the young men and women who stand in harm's way in the causes of justice and peace." More than 430 British troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001. Some 500 British troops are to be withdrawn from the country by the end of this year. Around 9,000 will remain in Afghanistan, though all British forces are due to leave by the end of 2014.

British troops in Afghanistan mark Remembrance Sunday

Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 - 01:12

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