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Afghanistan Withdrawal Plans Pushed Forward

April 17 2012


The Australian government has announced that its troops will return from Afghanistan a year earlier than once planned.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will set out a timetable on Tuesday for the withdrawal of Australian forces, reports the Australian.

Most troops will be home ahead of a federal election scheduled for August 2013, said officials.

Australian special operations forces are expected to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014 to help counter the threat of Taliban and other...

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