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U.K. PM eyes 2011 Afghanistan pullback

British Prime Minister David Cameron, visiting Afghanistan on an unannounced trip, said troops could start withdrawing from the country as early as next year.Full story

British troops leave Sangin, American marines take over

  Sept 20: More than 100 British soldiers gave their lives fighting for Sangin, and now their surviving comrades are being redeployed to fight another day in central Helmand as the U.K. hands over their command to the U.S. Marine Corps. ITV's Paul Davies reports.

Afghans start taking control in Helmand

  With British troops now preparing the ground for pulling out of Afghanistan, a vital part of their strategy is putting the Afghan people in control. ITN Correspondent Geraint Vincent has been to Nad Ali in Helmand, where it is the British Army officers who are now taking orders.

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