THE Defence Secretary is to virtually double the variety of British troops in Afghanistan to 1,100 to assist curb a brand new menace from ISIS.
Gavin Williamson wrote to Theresa May final week to induce her to authorise a 450-strong deployment to spice up a British coaching mission.
A collection of bloodthirsty new bomb assaults result in fears the capital Kabul is once more below menace from twisted extremists.
ISIS are on the rise throughout Afghanistan and NATO-backed forces from 5 nations are serving to to counter a Taliban comeback by locking down town and practice troopers and pilots.
Seventeen years after invading within the wake of 9/11, 650 British personnel are nonetheless primarily based within the war-torn state with the Kabul Safety Pressure.
Mr Williamsonâs plea echoes a pledge made by Washington to âdramatically increaseâ forces within the nation, sending 3,000 further troops final yr.
And The Solar understands he’s in search of further funds from the Treasury to assist the surge.
In latest months the resurgent Taliban and Islamic State terrorists have killed lots of of civilians in a spree of suicide bombings.
Visiting the area in March, Mr Williamson stated: âA safe Afghanistan will assist preserve the streets of Britain secure.â
He added: âConstructing the safety providers that would be the basis of stability and peace in Afghanistan stays prime of our agenda and I’ve seen first-hand the essential function our courageous Armed Forces are taking part in in realising that imaginative and prescient.â
Ex-top brass have additionally been calling for a hike in troop numbers as âwe ought to be far more concerned within the assist function”.
Former NATO commander in Afghanistan Lord Richards stated earlier within the yr: âI believe itâs time to only do not forget that the Afghan individuals have fought a conflict on our behalf, to stop terrorism from placing us, with us, and we owe them one thing in return and never hand over simply because itâs not going very nicely.â
Final evening No10 declined to remark, however a defence supply stated the âthe controversy is dwell and itâs primarily a matter of who’s going to pay for it.â
The MoD stated they preserve our âimportantâ troop âcontribution below fixed assessment.â
A spokesman added: âWe stay dedicated to NATOâs non-combat Resolute Help mission.â