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NATO to increase troop presence in Afghanistan

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November 8, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

NATO will increase the number of its troops in  Afghanistan, Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg revealed.

The announcement was made during a news conference in Brussels on Tuesday ahead of a meeting of NATO defense ministers that will occur later this week.

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“We have decided to increase the number of troops … to help the Afghans break the stalemate,” the NATO chief told reporters.

Stoltenberg claimed that NATO leaders will agree to increase the training mission by at least 3,000 troops, bringing the total number of NATO soldiers to 16,000.

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