#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – Nov.24 – Britain withdrew its last military forces from southern Afghanistan on Monday, after 13 years of fighting, AFP said.

A ceremony at Kandahar airfield marked the departure of remaining Royal Air Force personnel as the final British base was handed over to Afghan forces in October. Since 2001, Britain has suffered 453 military deaths during operations in some of the most violent parts of Afghanistan.

Much of the British fighting took place in neighbouring Helmand province.

It still remains a Taliban insurgent stronghold and a centre of opium poppy cultivation.


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#AceBreakingNews says Unrest in Kiev enters fourth day…

#AceBreakingNews says Unrest in Kiev enters fourth day as protesters are pelting police cordons with stones and Molotov cocktails, and police retaliate with flash grenades and rubber bullets. Over two hundreds of protesters and police have been injured in violent clashes.
12:35 GMT:
RT’s Peter Oliver has been caught in the crowd as police began clearing the scene of the mass protest in central Kiev, forcing people to run away helter-skelter. Peter managed to hide inside a nearby hotel from where he saw the police’s brutal actions. An RT camera caught the moment of a police officer severely beating one the protesters lying on the ground.

12:34 GMT:

Offices, banks, schools close massively amid warnings of crackdown by 4pm, in 1,5h#Ukraine #євромайдан #euromaidan

— Olga Tokariuk (@olgatokariuk) January 22, 2014

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