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Poppy production 'underlies everything'


British forces continue to take casualties in Afghanistan. On Sunday, the MOD confirmed that a soldier with the 3rd Battalion, The Rifles, was killed in Helmand. The Evening Standard's defence correspondent Robert Fox is writing a book about the regiment and discusses how it has taken more hits than any other unit in the country.


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