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Nato plans wider role for Afghan security force

Nato began taking steps last night to extend its Afghan peacekeeping mission to areas beyond Kabul in an attempt to tackle tribal warlords and improve security and reconstruction efforts. Military experts are to report next week on how to strengthen the 5,500-strong International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in line with the demands of the Afghan government and the UN. “We’ll be asking the military authorities to look at the security situation, report on how to fill shortfalls in the current force and examine options for extending support for the government’s security efforts beyond Kabul,” a diplomat said. Full Story

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