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Afghan interpreters to get British visas

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Around 600 Afghan interpreters who served with British forces fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan will be allowed to stay in Britain, the government revealed on Wednesday. 

An interpreter named only as Mohammed holds a petition signed by over 70,000 people calling for assylum for Aghan interpreters who served the British army in London on May 3, 2013. Around 600 Afghan interpreters who served with British forces fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan will be allowed to stay in Britain, the government revealed on Wednesday.

Prime Minister David Cameron initially opposed calls to allow interpreters and their families to settle in Britain, but backed down following a campaign.

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