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Defence in the Media: 23 April 2017

Today's defence news includes a Taliban attack on an Afghan Army base and a Sunday Times feature on women in close combat.

Mazar-e Sharif Taliban Attack

There is further coverage of the Taliban attack on an Afghan Army base in Mazar-e Sharif on Friday with up to 150 soldiers feared killed. Attackers dressed in Army uniforms targeted soldiers leaving Friday prayers in the base mosque and in a dining hall, using explosives and heavy machine guns.

Women in close combat

The Sunday Times Magazine features case studies of three female personnel who have all served on the front line on their experiences. Lieutenant Natalie Grainger, a Merlin pilot with the Commando Helicopter Force, Flight Sergeant Liz McConaghy, a Chinook loadmaster, and Corporal Amy Ellis, a combat medical technician all speak positively of their experiences on operations.

Image of the Day

Five British Army women of the Ice Maiden team meet with HRH The Countess of Wessex.
Five British Army women of the Ice Maiden team meet with HRH The Countess of Wessex. Ice Maiden will ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica in October 2017 and will be the first ever all-female team to make the crossing. The team aims to inspire women and girls everywhere to challenge perceptions and grow their ambitions.

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