Shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy has responded to government plans to withdraw British troops from Afghanistan, telling the Commons that there were "immense challenges" to overcome.
Mr Murphy said: "We want to see troop withdrawal and we welcome today's announcement. As we enter the 12th and penultimate year of UK combat operations in this bloody but unavoidable conflict, there will be rightly be lessons and consequences from Afghanistan.
"We need to get this right. This is our fourth conflict in Afghanistan and we have no intention of there being a fifth."
A Conservative backbencher has said that the government's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan will be "difficult and dangerous".
ITV News understands that Britain's withdrawal from Afghanistan may be speeded up with troop numbers almost halved in the next year.