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End of military operations in Afghanistan "great relief" for North East families

Families in the North East are relieved after the end of combat operations in Afghanistan, according to the soldiers' charity the Royal British Legion.

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End of military operations in Afghanistan "great relief" for North East families

British soldiers on duty at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
People have paid their respects to soldiers gave their lives in conflicts old and new at this war memorial in Gosforth Central Park in Newcastle. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

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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