Britain Sends More Troops to Afghanistan

  • Date of Publication : 20/05/2018 at 10:43 GMT
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Britain is planning to send 400 more troops to Afghanistan to help tackle the growing threat posed by extremists – a number that could rise and be used for combat, a former army commander has said.

Gavin Williamson, the defence secretary, is understood to be keen to nearly double the number of soldiers in the country as part of a Nato training mission.

It comes nearly two decades after Britain first deployed ground troops to Afghanistan in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attack, and nearly four years after combat soldiers were withdrawn as Camp Bastion was handed over to Afghan security forces.

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