David Cameron: From 2015 there will be no British troops in Afghanistan

British Prime Minister, David Cameron has expressed Saturday, following the NATO summit in Lisbon, “firm commitment” that there will be no British troops fighting in Afghanistan since 2015, according to AFP.

“Since 2015, there will be no combat troops,” Cameron said in a press conference. “It’s a commitment,” he said.

Britain has 9,500 troops in Afghanistan, mostly deployed in Helmand in the south. The country ranks second in terms of contribution to the international force of more than 150,000 troops.

Saturday endorsed a NATO exit strategy from Afghanistan, aimed at the gradual transfer of responsibility to the Afghan Army combat operations by 2014, said Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Transfer of responsibility would begin no later than the summer of 2011 and will continue until the end of 2014.

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Posted by M Cosmin on Nov 21 2010. Filed under Featured News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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