Why are British troops in Afghanistan?
- 7 October 2011
British armed forces in Afghanistan are part of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force, which is normally called Nato-ISAF.
The British soldiers work with troops from many other countries.
Nato-ISAF's job is to help the new government by doing things like:
- Training the Afghan armed forces and police.
- Guarding important buildings.
- In parts of the country they also patrol the street in the way that the police do in Britain.
- Fighting armed groups including the Taliban and al-Qaeda.