Throughout the winter, forward operating bases (includes patrol bases) in Afghanistan will continue to be supplied in the regular and routine manner in which they have been during other months. Additional measures will be taken to ensure British forces are prepared for the winter conditions. These measures will include issuing a winter clothing supplement, measures to protect vehicles and equipment, infrastructure checks, and reviews of stock holdings.
Since October 2006 eight reports of theft have been confirmed. A number of other losses are being investigated, but the exact detail and circumstances of those losses have yet to be confirmed. Information on the number of reported thefts before October 2006 is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The table records the number of attacks instigated by enemy forces on UK forces in Regional Command (South) in Afghanistan. Attack levels will vary according to seasonal factors, planned enemy activity and the operational tempo and movements of UK forces.
Number 2006 October 156 November 126 December 118 2007 January 106 February 121 March 181 April 52 May 103 June 127 July 126 August 143