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US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan 'by end of 2016'

President Obama has announced plans to greatly reduce the number of US forces in Afghanistan, to conclude combat missions in the country this year and to end the US military commitment by the end of 2016.

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MoD welcomes US withdrawal from Afghanistan

A Ministry of Defence spokesman has told ITV News that the US announcement on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be welcomed.

Asked if the announcement will impact on British troop withdrawal from the country, they added: "We have a plan in place and that's what we're sticking to."

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