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UK forces on new operations in Afghanistan
The Ministry of Defence has announced that 45 Commando Group and local Afghan forces are undertaking a series of patrols in the Khowst region of south east Afghanistan, under 'Operation Buzzard'. (29 May 2002)

'*' Defence Secretary delivers Strategic Defence Review update
Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon has provided an update on work towards producing a New Chapter to the Strategic Defence Review, taking into account the changing threat since the attacks of September 11. (23 May 2002)

UK troops deployed to support coalition forces in Afghanistan
Troops from 45 Commando Group joined US and Australian forces in Operation Condor on 17 May after an Australian patrol engaged in combat with Al Qaida and Taliban forces. 
(17 May 2002)


Arms cache find by Marines in Afghanistan
A major cave network used as a terrorist arms cache has been discovered in the area in which British Marines are operating in Afghanistan.
 (13 May 2002)


British marines begin Operation Snipe
The government has confirmed that troops from 45 Commando Group have commenced Operation Snipe to clear and search a mountain region in Afghanistan believed to be used by Al Qaida and Taliban forces. (2 May 2002)


UK troops commence operations in Afghanistan
It was confirmed today (16 April) that troops from 45 Commando Group had commenced Operation Ptarmigan to clear and search a mountain valley where residual Taliban and Al Qaida forces were believed to be operating.
 (16 April 2002)

Humanitarian aid
Humanitarian aid latest:
News and key information on the humanitarian effort in Afghanistan.


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Latest news and statements from the Prime Minister and others on the diplomatic efforts in the war against terror.


British troops on exercise in Oman during operation Saif Sareea II.
Military updates on the war
on terror:
Updates on the military situation in Afghanistan.


Domestic & financial measures to tackle international terrorism:
Read more about the financial and domestic measures introduced by the Government to combat terrorism.



Support for the Airline industry:
The Government has offered support to the UK Airline industry since the events of September 11.


Video archive of statements made by the Prime Minister:
Watch several statements made by the Prime Minister after the September 11th attacks in the US.


War on terrorism: campaign objectives

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Campaign Against Terrorism: A Coalition Update 
(11 March 2002)

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