Two French soldiers were accidentally killed and another was seriously injured in two separate accidents last Friday, June 10 in Afghanistan, Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said in a statement. In the first accident which occurred Friday afternoon a Gazelle helicopter crashed at about twenty kilometers from Bagram "in very difficult weather conditions, " according to the statement.
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Bien entendu, je n'oublie pas tous les autres soldats de la "croisade" occidentale tombant régulièrement en Irak et Afghanistan, et surtout pas ces pauvres citoyens irakiens et afghans massacrés au cours des innombrables "bavures" de l'OTAN !
Not to mention all the other soldiers of the "Western crusade" falling steadily in Iraq and Afghanistan, with special thoughts to the poor Iraqi and Afghan citizens killed every day or week during the innumerable NATO "blunders"!
U.K. soldiers fallen...
Why the UK cannot pull out of Afghanistan
Despite the tragic landmark of 300 British dead, former British forces commander in Afghanistan Colonel Richard Kemp tells Channel 4 News the UK cannot afford to leave the country until its objectives are achieved:
"The death rate in Afghanistan seems shocking. But casualties are a brutal reality of all wars. And compared to many previous conflicts the figures in this nine year campaign are low.
"In the Falklands we lost over 250 troops in under three months. Almost 700 British soldiers were killed during the three years of the Korean War. And on average 178 died every single day in the six years of the second world war.
"Even in the Northern Ireland police action, in 1972 alone we had as many killed as in the bloodiest year in Helmand.
"But every soldier's death is a tragedy. The end of each individual's hopes and dreams for the future, and a whole family's life shattered forever.
"We should not inflict such pain and suffering on so many people without good cause. As we pass this latest horrible milestone, should we therefore be calling for the withdrawal of our forces?"