UK says US pullout from Afghanistan a 'mistake'

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UK News: UK defence secretary Ben Wallace on Thursday announced that some 600 troops would help evacuate British nationals from the country, as the Islamists s
LONDON: Britain on Friday slammed the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan , warning the Taliban's resurgence would create a breeding ground for extremists that threatened the world.Defence secretary Ben Wallace on Thursday announced that some 600 troops would help evacuate British nationals from the country, as the Islamists seize more control.But he told Sky News television the US decision to withdraw troops "leaves a very big problem on the ground", handing momentum to the Taliban.He predicted it would benefit Al-Qaeda, who were given safe haven by the Taliban before the September 11, 2001 attacks that prompted the West's 20-year involvement in Afghanistan."I'm absolutely worried that failed states are breeding grounds for those type of people," he added."Of course Al-Qaeda will probably come back," he said, warning that…
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