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Brown: Aim of Afghanistan mission is to 'break' Taliban


Gordon Brown has said that the aim of the ongoing Nato-led operation in Afghanistan is "to break the Taliban, divide the Taliban, split the Taliban".

His comments came hours after Coalition troops began their biggest offensive in Afghanistan since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001,

The prime minister also paid tribute to the first confirmed British fatality in Operation Moshtarak, a soldier from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, saying he had made "the ultimate sacrifice".


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