The 100th British soldier this year died in Afghanistan on Monday this week.
This bleak milestone comes barely a week after Gordon Brown announced that 500 extra British troops would be sent to Afghanistan.
The total number of British soldiers who have died in the conflict since 2001 is 237.
The fragile state of Iraq was also shown by the bombings in Baghdad on Tuesday that killed well over 100 people.
Military Families Against the War plans to hand in a Bring the Troops Home petition to Downing Street at 5pm on Monday 21 December.
For details go to » www.stopwar.org.uk