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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen have lost limbs while serving in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in the last 12 months. (242819)

Between 1 December 2007 and 30 November 2008 a total of 24 service personnel have suffered amputations due to injuries sustained while on operational deployment; one in Iraq and 23 in Afghanistan. These amputations can range from the loss of part of a finger or toe up to the loss of entire limb(s).