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Bloody betrayal raises fresh doubts about Britain's campaign in Afghanistan

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/05/2009

Philip Webster

"The killing of five British soldiers by an Afghan policeman raised fresh doubts yesterday about Britain's mission in Helmand.

"Senior political, diplomatic and military figures warned that public support for the British presence was in danger of collapse without a clear and freshly defined strategy.

"The deaths of the soldiers, three from the Grenadier Guards and two from the Royal Military Police, came when a policeman trained by British forces opened fire at Shin Kalay base in southern Afghanistan. Building up the expertise of the Afghan army and police force is key to the British and American forces eventually leaving the country, and that may now be far more difficult to achieve."

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"Bloody betrayal raises fresh doubts about Britain's campaign in Afghanistan", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2009. Consulté le 17/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/bloody-betrayal-raises-fresh-doubts-about-britain-s-campaign-in-afghanistan