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When should we withdraw UK troops from Afghanistan?

UK troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan ahead of the 2015 deadline “where conditions on the ground allow”, David Cameron has said.

On Wednesday US President Barack Obama announced 10,000 US troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan this year.

UK forces are to withdraw from combat roles by 2015.

The PM said force levels were under “constant review” and the success of the US “surge” meant Afghans could start taking over security from July.

In a speech on Wednesday night, President Obama announced 10,000 US troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan this year and another 23,000 by the end of September 2012 - 68,000 will remain for now.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said France would begin to withdraw 4,000 soldiers from the country.