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Cameron on progress in Afghanistan ahead of withdrawal

The prime minister has said British troops could start coming home from Afghanistan as early as next year, during a visit to the country.

David Cameron says he is optimistic about the first withdrawals in Afghanistan after seeing "real evidence" of progress in Afghanistan.

Speaking at a joint news conference with President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan, Mr Cameron said he was confident about plans for a transition period.

Last month, Mr Cameron made a commitment to MPs to withdraw British combat troops from Afghanistan by 2015.

  • 07 Dec 2010
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