During an interview for Channel 4 News while on a trip to Qatar, the Defence Secretary said that all 4 Gulf states recognise that we have a shared problem with jihadists who are fighting in Iraq and in Syria and that there are problems, particularly in Syria, with weapons falling into the wrong hands. | The Guardian reports that Britain has 'relinquished its years-long grip on the number 2 military job in Afghanistan'. The piece calls the move 'a sign of fading influence' as British troops head home faster than those of other NATO countries. | Various papers report that the inquest into the death of Senior Aircraftman Kinikki Griffiths in Afghanistan in 2010 has heard that he died after being crushed by a vehicle that was being driven by an unqualified driver. | Various papers report that Royal Navy ship HMS Severn has intercepted Russian landing craft in the English Channel. | The Independent reports that since 2012 Capita has been paid over £100 million despite delays in army recruitment. The piece goes on to reference figures revealed in a parliamentary question yesterday which show that MOD has so far spent £300 million of its £1.36 billion budget for the recruiting partnering project.