Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Diggers Early Withdraw From Afghanistan Amid Taliban Coordinated Attacks


Australian troops could begin pulling out from Afghanistan in the coming months and may have exited the country almost entirely by the end of next year, Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia said Tuesday.

That would mean that most of the more than 1,500 Australian soldiers in Afghanistan could have left a year earlier than the government had previously suggested.President

Karzai: We're ready to defend our nation

That timetable puts Australian forces on a quicker withdrawal timetable than Gillard had previously described. In a speech to parliament in November, she had said that the transition in Uruzgan might well be completed before the end of 2014.