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Willie Apiata

Apiata Still In Afghanistan

Apiata Still In Afghanistan
Wellington, March 7 NZPA - Victoria Cross winner Corporal Willie Apiata is still serving in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp confirmed this morning.

SAS Gun Battle Witnessed By French Media

Wellington, March 2 NZPA - Special Air Services (SAS) troops first confirmed battle action in Afghanistan was observed by a French photographer who described them as operating quietly.

SAS Fired Upon In Kabul

Wellington, March 1 NZPA - Special Air Services (SAS) troops serving in Afghanistan were fired upon on Friday, in an incident which left at least 16 people dead, Prime Minister John Key said today.

SAS Fired No Shots In Afghanistan Incident

SAS Fired No Shots In Afghanistan Incident
Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - There will be less secrecy around New Zealand Special Air Services (SAS) activities from now on after the Government and Defence Force agreed to greater openness.

SAS Fired No Shots In Afghanistan Incident

Wellington, Jan 26 NZPA - The Special Air Services (SAS) involved in an incident in Afghanistan capital Kabul last week fired no shots.

Government Faces Questions Over Role Of SAS In Afghanistan

Government Faces Questions Over Role Of SAS In Afghanistan
Wellington, Jan 24 NZPA - The Government will face questions when Parliament resumes next month over the role of New Zealand's Special Air Service in Afghanistan.

Academic Says Sas Combat Leaves Key In Breach Of Pledge

Academic Says Sas Combat Leaves Key In Breach Of Pledge
Wellington, Jan 24 NZPA - A politics academic says Prime Minister John Key broke his promise to the New Zealand public that the Special Air Service (SAS) personnel in Afghanistan would not be fighting alongside the soldiers it was training.

Govt Would Consider US Request For More Troops, Key Says

Govt Would Consider US Request For More Troops, Key Says
Wellington, April 6 NZPA - The Government would consider a request to increase New Zealand's military commitment to Afghanistan if it is made when Foreign Minister Murray McCully meets US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, Prime Minister John Key said today.

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