Cameron expected to confirm Afghan troop reduction

David Cameron is expected to make a statement to MPs on Afghanistan later today. ISAF commanders in the country have reportedly been giving optimistic reports of progress by Afghan security forces.

David Cameron seen walking through Kandahar Airfield in 2011
David Cameron seen walking through Kandahar Airfield in 2011 Credit: Reuters

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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.