Seventeen years in Afghanistan

This weekend marks the 17th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan by the US, the UK and several of its allies. According to a conservative estimate, 217,000 Afghans have died as a direct result of the fighting.

Additional UK troops are being deployed to the country, although UK military intervention has been leading to more bitterness and more violence.

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