December last, we started seeing a disturbing increase in the number of casualty reports – at a time when, traditionally, the campaign season should have been winding down. Only later, in typical MoD style – well after the event - did we learn that there had been a major operation in progress.
This was codenamed Sond Chara – Red Dagger. The MoD reported the operation as a "success", but not all is as it seems. We have a look at it over on Defence of the Realm.