Britain to withdraw half of soldiers from Afghanistan in 2013

After 2014, Britain will keep a small amount of soldiers in Afghanistan to help train Afghan forces, Cameron added.

Britain to withdraw half of soldiers from Afghanistan in 2013

World Bulletin / News Desk

Britain will withdraw nearly half of its 9,000 soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of next year, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

Nearly all of Britain's soldiers are due to pull out by the end of 2014.

"Because of the success of our forces and the Afghan national security forces ... we'll be able to see troops come home in two relatively even steps - 2013 and 2014 - leaving probably around 5,200 troops after the end of 2013, compared to the 9,000 we have now," Cameron told parliament.

Britain has the second biggest foreign contingent in Afghanistan after the United States.

After 2014, Britain will keep a small amount of soldiers in Afghanistan to help train Afghan forces, Cameron added.

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