Karzai Welcomes British Pullout from Afghanistan

Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 02:45 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

KABUL — Afghan president Hamid Karzai says he welcomes the withdrawal of nearly half of Great Britain's troops from Afghanistan next year. Karzai says his forces are ready to take on defense of the country.

A statement from the president's office on Thursday said the partial pull-out is an "appropriate" move as NATO forces hand over the war against the Taliban to the Afghan military.

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Wednesday that about 3,800 British troops would be withdrawn by the end of 2013, leaving some 5,000 into 2014.

The majority of NATO forces, including those of the United States, will depart by the end of 2014.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

China Fines GlaxoSmithKline $492 Million for Bribery

Friday, 19 Sep 2014 07:38 AM

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline was fined $492 million on Friday for bribing doctors in China in the biggest such penalty eve . . .

China CNN Blackout: Communist Party Censors Christian Persecution

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 09:28 AM

China imposed a CNN blackout during a Monday night report about the Communist Party's ongoing persecution of Christians. . . .

Alibaba Set to Price IPO Shares Amid Investor Frenzy

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 08:42 AM

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to sell some $22 billion of shares on Thursday, capping a two- . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved