Nearly 100 female British soldiers have been sent home from Afghanistan after finding out they were pregnant.

Between January 2006 and December last year, 99 servicewomen on operations have been flown back to the UK under strict military rules that ban mothers-to-be from serving in a war zone.

According to figures released by the Ministry Of Defence, 16 women were removed from Afghanistan in 2013 due to pregnancy, while 18 were sent home in 2011.

Reported by the Daily Mail. You can read the full story here. 

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