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British troops could return to Afghanistan: army chief

Published on Aug 4, 2014 9:16 PM
 
Afghan security personnel arrive at the site of an attack, near a building north of Kabul International Airport in Kabul July 17, 2014. British combat troops could return to Afghanistan if the country once again becomes a haven for terror groups, the head of the British army said on Monday, Aug 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - British combat troops could return to Afghanistan if the country once again becomes a haven for terror groups, the head of the army said Monday.

General Sir Peter Wall said he was confident that Afghan forces had the capability to keep the country secure after foreign combat troops leave at the end of this year.

However, if the situation changes and the Taleban insurgency gains ground, British troops could be required to go back in, the chief of the general staff said.

"It is vital that Afghan forces continue to deal with any threat of Al-Qaeda's return to the country," Gen Wall told the Daily Telegraph.

 
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