Nato heading for defeat – Taliban

2010-11-20 15:37

The Taliban said that Nato was “heading for defeat” in Afghanistan after the alliance announced plans to begin withdrawing troops from the country next year.

Nato nations have approved a plan to start pulling their troops out of front-line combat at the beginning of the new year.

The first provinces are expected to be handed to Afghan control by July. However, Nato combat forces are expected to remain in control of security in the most dangerous areas until 2014, and stay in a supporting role well beyond that date.

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