Five British Army heroes die in a week as MoD launches probe into suicides among 228,000 troops who served in Iraq and AfghanistanDaily Mail
October 21, 2018
Ministers have now announced a study into the 'caused of death including rates of suicide' from anyone who has died since serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. There have been repeated complaints about the way post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans and serving soldiers is managed.
British airmen shelter from the dust thrown up from a helicopter in Basra, Iraq in 2009
Five British Army soldiers who were active on the front line have died suddenly in just one week.
The tragic deaths of the servicemen come as it was revealed as many as 42 former or serving servicemen and women are believed to have committed suicide this year alone.
Five people died between September 26 and October 1 in tragic circumstances, according to the Sunday Times.
They are believed to have served in the forces in conflicts including Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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