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UK troops could stay in Afghanistan

UK troops could stay in Afghanistan
A small force could be left behind in Afghanistan after 2014 withdrawal to combat international terrorism.

The plans were revealed at the Nato summit in Chicago by a British senior official, who said there could be a continued fighting role for UK troops to stop al Qaeda trying to re-establish a foothold in the country after the international troops have left.

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen insisted allied troops would complete the handover of responsibility for Afghan security to the country’s own forces by the end of 2014. “By the end of 2014… you will see a gradual change of the role of our troops, from combat to support,” he said.

The Prime Minister said plans for the handover remained "on track": "We want an Afghanistan that is for everybody. The more we can do that, the less there will be an insurgency."

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