UK Formally Ends Combat Mission In Afghanistan

UK Formally Ends Combat Mission In Afghanistan

By Joseph Emmanuel | Staff Reporter on October 27, 2014
UK Prime Minister David Cameron | Getty Images

Britain has officially called off s combat mission in Afghanistan Sunday,  October 26,  2014. as they lower the Union Jack and handing over its remaining base to Afghan forces.

Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted, “I made a commitment that I would get our Armed Forces out of Afghanistan by 2015, and today sees the end of combat operations in the country,”

Britain’s military force moved to Afghanistan in 2006 to contain insurgency with troops from the United States and other concerned countries. A total of 453 UK troops have died in service in Afghanistan within the eight years of British Force in Afghanistan.

“We will always remember the courage of those who served in Afghanistan on our behalf and never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Cameron on his twitter page.

Ministry of Defence has also said that Afghan National Security Forces will take over the bases and all operations as the United Kingdom will continue to render any form of support when necessary

Already, the country’s military has possessed the sovereignty of its security needs.

“In June 2013, the 330,000-strong ANSF took assumed lead responsibility for security across Afghanistan and since then they have been responsible for 99% of operations,” the ministry said.


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