3,800 British troops to leave Afghanistan by end of 2013

The British military deployment in Afghanistan will be reduced from 9,000 to 5,200 by the end of 2013, David Cameron has told the House of Commons.


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.