Britain pulls troops out of Sangin, Afghanistan

By Andy Rice 7 July 2010

The British Army is set to announce on Wednesday that its troops will be withdrawn from Sangin, Afghanistan. Britain has 1,000 troops stationed in the Sangin area, and about one-third of its 311 casualties in the war have been based there. US troops will replace their UK counterparts in October. Read more: Financial Times


While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.

Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.

Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.


Project David Mabuza’s Long Walk to Rehabilitation

By Stephen Grootes


SABC’s rescue plan: A lithe and lean, revenue generating people’s machine

Marianne Thamm 5 hours ago

One of the largest carp ever caught on record was done so using the ashes of the fisherman's deceased friend.