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NATO scales back Afghan patrols

Joint patrols between NATO soldiers and Afghan forces are to be cut back. The move follows a string of deadly attacks where Afghanis have turned their weapons on their allies. The government insists there is no change in Government policy.

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NATO decision 'sensible and temporary'

Professor Michael Clarke form the Royal United Services Institute told ITV News the decision to suspend joint patrols between NATO soldiers and Afghan forces is a temporary measure to protect troops due to present inflamed tensions across the Middle East caused by the recent anti-Islam film.

Professor Clarke said there was a risk that the move would send a message to Afghans the Coalition may be 'wobbling' under the pressure, but he did not think this will turn out to be true.

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