Refugee joins anti-war calls

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AN Afghan refugee will join Scottish Socialist Party leader Colin Fox in calling for British soldiers to be withdrawn from Afghanistan at a meeting in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Mohammad Asif, chairman of the Scottish Afghan Society, will tell students at Edinburgh University that his countrymen bitterly resent the presence of British soldiers in their lands.

He said: "Afghans see Britain and America illegally occupying our country for the past eight years and we want them to leave immediately."

Mr Fox said opinion polls showed a majority of Britons also want to see the troops brought back home.

The open meeting starts at 1pm in Room G.02, William Robertson Building, George Square.