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'Bravery and patience' call for Afghanistan

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The defence secretary has urged the nation to have ''bravery and patience'' as the number of deaths among UK service personnel has risen to more than 200 since operations began.

Bob Ainsworth MP said it was essential to maintain support for the mission from all sectors of British society.

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