France pledges more troops to Afghanistan

April 3rd, 2008 - 5:09 am ICT by admin  

Bucharest, April 3 (DPA) France has pledged to send a “substantial” number of troops to NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman said Wednesday. The contribution will allow US troops to support Canada in the south of the country, thus satisfying Canadian demands for support in the war-torn region as a precondition for staying in the country until 2011.

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