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UK MPs Scathe Government Over Plans To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan


A British parliamentary committee on Sunday warned Prime Minister David Cameron against any premature pullout of troops from Afghanistan.

In a press statement, the Commons Defense Committee cautioned that withdrawing any more than a few hundred support troops could undermine the international coalition’s strategy while dangerously weakening the remaining forces.

The Ministry of Defense announced Sunday the killing of a British soldier in Afghanistan.

It pointed out that the soldier was shot dead by Afghan soldier late Saturday while on a joint UK-Afghan patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.

This takes the number of the UK fatalities since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to 376 service members.

Premier Cameron has declared recently his commitment to end Britain’s involvement in major combat operations and to bring home the majority of UK forces by the end of 2015.

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KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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