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Exactly 10 years have passed since British troops were first deployed in Afghanistan to take on the Taliban in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

 

When the streets of Britain burned in the August riots, one man stood out above all others for his remarkable courage and compassion.

 

Fostering a healthy child is too big a responsibility for most of us. So looking after a baby suffering from drugs withdrawal symptoms seems beyond comprehension.

 

Gurkha Dipprasad Pun is already a hero as one of our brave servicemen who face daily danger in Afghanistan.

 

Bomb disposal expert Kim risked his life defusing seven bombs to save wounded comrades in Afghanistan - shunning the usual protective clothing.

 

Imporvised Explosive Devices are one of the biggest threats to British and Allied forces in Afghanistan and the local population.

 

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