Afghan withdrawal speeded up

David Cameron has announce that 3,800 troops are to be pulled out of Afghanistan by the end of next year - almost having the size of the British presence there - in a speeding up of the withdrawal.

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UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan 'may accelerate'

ITV News understands that Britain's withdrawal from Afghanistan may be speeded up with troop numbers almost halved in the next year.

British soldiers cover themselves from dust as a helicopter lands at the Malgeer village in Helmand province Credit: Reuters

During a video call, the Prime Minister and US President Barack Obama agreed the plan for all combat troops to leave by the end of 2014 was "on track". It could mean more opportunities emerge for service personnel to be brought home over the next 12 months.

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