LONDON, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Most British people
oppose sending extra troops to Afghanistan and want to withdraw British troops
from the country immediately, a latest poll said on Tuesday.
Some 52 percent of the voters wanted British troops
to withdraw from Afghanistan straightaway, while 75 percent agreed that British
troops lack the equipment they need to perform their role safely in Afghanistan,
the poll released by the ComRes survey said.
Although the government said there is a need of
reinforcement of British troops to secure the area they have captured, only 35
percent voted for more devotion of troops and resources to Afghanistan.
A total of 20 British soldiers have been killed in
Afghanistan this month. As of now, 189 British íísoldiers have died, surpassing
the number killed in Iraq after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
British Defense Secretary Bob Ainsworth said last
Friday that Britain will send 125 service personnel to Afghanistan to help
sustain the progress of current operations.