Nigeria, others seek UK support over Boko Haram, ISWAP

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says it is exploring areas of support from the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism. Chief of Military Public Information, Col. Muhammad Dole, announced this in a statement on Saturday. Member countries of Read More …

British troops deployed to war-torn Mali for UN’s most dangerous peacekeeping mission

British soldiers have arrived in Mali to join the world’s most dangerous UN peacekeeping mission in the war-torn west African country. The 300 troops from the Light Dragoons and Royal Anglian Regiment will work alongside 16,000 peacekeepers from 56 different Read More …

British Troops In West Africa: Training Local Forces To Fight Terror

Growing concern about the rise of violent terrorist groups in west Africa has prompted British forces to step up its training and mentoring of regional partners. It comes as UK troops prepare for a 250-strong deployment to Mali in the summer. Forces News has been Read More …

UK To Extend Training Mission In Ukraine

More than 17,500 members of the Ukranian armed forces have been trained by British personnel since 2015. The UK’s training mission to Ukraine will be extended by three years, the Defence Secretary has announced. Operation Orbital was established in 2015 following Read More …

British troops ‘need detailed brain scans to detect unseen injuries that can lead to PTSD and dementia’, says Commons Defence Select Committee head

British combat troops should be given enhanced scans to detect unseen brain injuries which doctors say can cause dementia and post-traumatic stress disorder, an influential MP has demanded. Soldiers often suffer minor brain haemorrhages as a result of explosions on Read More …