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Afghanistan: Withdrawal

Volume 702: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their strategy for removing the Armed Forces from the military operation in Afghanistan. [HL4068]

We have made a long-term commitment to the security of Afghanistan. The removal of our forces from the country depends on a number of factors, including the ability of Afghan security forces to take responsibility for the security of their own country.