Nearly 4,000 troops to leave Afghanistan by end of 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron says nearly 4,000 troops will come home from Afghanistan by 2013, leaving 5,200.

This means that 3,800 troops will pull out of Afghanistan after next summer, that is 4,300 fewer than the peak for the last few summers.

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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.