Anti-war activists are set to urge the Government to bring the "occupation" of Afghanistan to an end and bring UK troops home.

Leaders of the Stop The War Coalition will hand in a letter to 10 Downing Street stating that the conflict has been a "disaster" for the Afghan people.

The letter, signed by MPs including Jeremy Corbyn (Labour, Islington North) and George Galloway (Respect, Bethnal Green and Bow), Lord Ahmed and writer Michael Rosen, said the lives of British troops were being "wasted" in a war without purpose or popular support.

The protest was being held on the seventh anniversary of the "liberation" of Afghanistan.