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British troops pull out of Sangin, leaving Afghan hotspot to Americans

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British forces are to be pulled out of Sangin, the remote district of Helmand that has become a “honey pot” to Taliban insurgents and the most deadly place in Afghanistan for Nato soldiers.

The defence secretary, Liam Fox, will announce today that British troops are to be replaced by some of the 20,000 US soldiers already in Helmand.

Out of the 312 British service personnel to have died in Afghanistan more than 100 were killed in Sangin, the scene of some of the most intense fighting against the Taliban.

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