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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 move response to anti-Islam film protest not 'insider attacks'

ISAF and Philip Hammond say the "change" to our operations (if this is a change) is in response to the anti-Muslim film protests and not 'insider attacks'.

It's a tactical decison taken by ISAF not a strategic one says Hammond in the Commons - and he knew about it on Monday morning.

Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox said: "The nuance between tactics and strategy will be lost amonst the insurgents".

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