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Asked how a Taliban leader could give a news interview in a village that the British forces had last week spent 7 hours clearing out the Taliban and whether this meant there were not enough NATO troops on the ground, the PMOS said that troop numbers were at the levels that commanders on the ground believed were needed. British troops were there to help the democratically elected Afghan government extend its administrative reach over that part of the country, which had not been there in the past.

Also to build up the infrastructure, which would allow that democratically elected government to continue to operate. That was the task of the British troops and the alternative was a return of the Taliban with all that that entailed including the end of democracy in Afghanistan.

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