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No 10: 'Mission accomplished' when troops withdraw

Downing St has played down remarks by David Cameron suggesting it was 'mission accomplished' for British troops in Afghanistan. Number 10 said the comments, which echoed George W Bush's on Iraq, referred to when UK troops complete their withdrawal.

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Cameron and Owen visit troops in Afghanistan

Footballer Michael Owen accompanied Prime Minister David Cameron to visit troops at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

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Mr Cameron poses with Afghan Football Association officials Credit: REUTERS/Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool
Footballer Michael Owen accompanied the PM Credit: REUTERS/Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool
Prime Minister David Cameron helps himself to a breakfast Credit: REUTERS/Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool

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