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British forces returning to Afghanistan ‘not on the cards’, says defence secretary

Written by on 16/08/2021

British forces going back to Afghanistan is “not on the cards”, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has told Sky News.

Mr Wallace said it was not yet the right time to decide on whether to recognise the Taliban as the Afghan government.

“I think there is a lot of more to come before those decisions are made,” he said.

“The proof of the pudding will be obviously in their actions rather than their rhetoric.”

He did acknowledge that the Taliban “are in control” of Afghanistan, saying there is a sense of sadness in the recent events.

 Sky News

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