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The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu believes the war in Afghanistan is helping the world to become a safe place.
Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond has visited the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment's headquarters to express his condolences over the deaths of five soldiers from the unit in Afghanistan.
Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment said that they were "ready to do their job" and be deployed to Afghanistan, days after five men from their unit were killed in an explosion.
Phillip Hammond has met with the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment today and told ITV News they are looking forward to getting to Afghanistan and getting on with the job despite the fallen troops.
Private Anthony Frampton told a reporter of his concerns about going out to Afghanistan just months before his deployment but said he thought the mission was worthwhile.
Yorkshire Post reporter Joe Shute went out on patrol with Pte Frampton, 20, on a freezing training exercise in Norfolk last year.
The young soldier said: "I have never really regretted joining the Army. I feel like it is worthwhile being out there in Afghanistan. I am worried about myself, and my mates as well."
He added that he felt proud and could come back to his home town of Huddersfield with his "head held high".
The daughter of Sgt Nigel Coupe told her mother that "daddy is a star now" after his death alongside five colleagues in Afghanistan, his widow revealed.
Natalie Coupe paid tribute to her husband: "Nigel would be touched by all the support we are getting from family, friends and the British Army, in which he loyally served.
"I also have no doubt in my mind that he would be proud of our children and the way in which they have dealt with his untimely death.
"Our eldest daughter Ella said: 'Daddy is a star now'. Everyone who knew Nigel would know he has always been a star, the only difference is now he's shining in a different place."
The Archbishop of York said that the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan were doing a "very important job" and that troops should not be pulled out of the war early.
Dr John Sentamu said: "People should go back and remember Britain did not go in there because it decided.
"This was a unanimous vote and mandate that al Qaeda had to be disrupted, that the Taliban were actually treating their women very badly and that you could create towards peace and the only way was actually to go in and disrupt al Qaeda.
"I want to believe myself we've done a lot of disruption in the fact that Osama Bin Laden is no longer posing the same threat now.
"It seems to me that the British soldiers, who in my book are the best, were doing it not just for the UK, people must remember this - they were doing it for the global village."
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Hundreds of people filled Halifax Minster in Yorkshire to pay their respects to the six soldiers killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.
The Archbishop of York has offered his prayers to the military families mourning their loss this week.