David Cameron Says the Mission in Afghanistan Has Been Accomplished

British combat troops expected to leave next year


UK troops can come home from Afghanistan knowing it was "mission accomplished", David Cameron has said as he visited the country.

The prime minister met forces stationed at Camp Bastion in Helmand, a year before the last British combat forces are due to leave the country.

Mr Cameron, who ate breakfast with troops, said a "basic level of security" had been achieved.