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DEFENCE DAILY: Support Group For Military Families Dealing With Suicide And US Calls For Yemen Ceasefire

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Suicide Support Group Launched

A new support group for military families affected by suicide has been set up by the Armed Forces charity, SSAFA.

Since the beginning of this year, more than 40 military personnel and veterans are reported to have taken their own lives.

The charity says it recognises that a loved one taking their own life requires a different type of support from that following a death during conflict or after an accident.

US Calls For A Ceasefire In Yemen

The US Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis, and the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, have both called for a swift ceasefire in Yemen.

Mr Mattis said the US wanted to see all sides around the negotiating table and an end to dropping bombs within thirty days.

Mr Pompeo said United Nations-led negotiations on ending the civil war should resume next month.

Auschwitz Visit By Scotland's First Minister

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on a visit to Auschwitz called on people to "resolve never to be bystanders in the face of hate".

She joined 200 students from schools across Scotland on the trip organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Around 1.1 million people, including one million Jews, were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Second World War Nazi concentration and death camp, as part of the Holocaust in which six million Jewish men, women and children were killed.