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Britain has withdrawn nearly all its troops from Afghanistan – PM Johnson

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LONDON (Reuters) -Most British troops have been pulled out of Afghanistan, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday, ending its official role in a two-decades long conflict amid fears the departure of foreign soldiers could lead to a chaotic civil war. British forces were first deployed to Afghanistan in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks on the United States and played a major role in combat operations until 2014. A total of 457 British soldiers were killed in the country. “All British troops assigned to NATO’s mission in Afghanistan are now returning home,” Johnson said in a statem…

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