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September 2nd
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Troops to leave Afghanistan by 2015

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Danes to follow British troops in leaving Helmand province

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has for the first time put a date on when Danish troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan.

Whilst in London meeting the newly elected British Prime Minister David Cameron, Rasmussen told Jyllands-Posten that they shared the wish to have just a small amount of troops, and no battle troops, in Afghanistan by 2014-2015.

The notion echoes that of Cameron, who has previously said British troops will probably be pulled back from front line in Afghanistan from 2014.

As in Iraq, Danish and British troops work closely in Afghanistan, and Rasmussen said it was natural for the Danish troops to follow the British when they withdrew from Helmand.


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Dutch_Glasses   |2010-08-12 18:59:25
"Sorry you can't come in. It took me 4 years to get rid of the last commie from number 10!".

OK guys!! Caption competition. I know I'll probably win but anyone can enter, except anyone who looks foreign.
Filip  - more specific!!!   |2010-08-13 11:29:38
Lars Løkke Rasmussen should as a matter of fact follow his British counterpart's example by announcing officially to the Danes when Danish troops would be pulling out from Afghanistan. It shouldn't be first-hand heard as a result of his visiting Britain





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