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UK troops in Afghanistan 'for five years'
Times Online ^
| Februari 27 2010
| Robin Henry
Posted on 02/27/2010 12:07:22 PM PST by knighthawk
British troops will remain in Afghanistan for the next five years, according to the head of the Army.
General Sir David Richard expects combat in the country to trail off in 2011 but said the military would stay to provide training and support for Afghan troops.
His comments come as Operation Moshtarak, a major joint offensive against Taliban strongholds, appears to be drawing to an end.
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TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; allies; allyuk; isaf; troops; uk; uktroops
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posted on 02/27/2010 12:07:50 PM PST
(We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
I have a suspicion its going to be somewhat longer than that.
posted on 02/27/2010 2:07:31 PM PST
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