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Families in the North East are relieved after the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, according to the soldiers' charity the Royal British Legion.
41 soldiers form the region have lost their lives in Afghanistan.
Keith Laws, the Chairman of the Royal British Legion's Northumbria branch, told ITV News Tyne Tees: "I think it will be a great relief not just to the service families and the dependents but to us all that our soldiers and our service personnel are not in harm's way in Afghanistan anymore."
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As military operations come to an end, your tributes have poured in for the 41 soldiers from our region who died in Afghanistan.
Remembering the men who lost their lives in the conflict.