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NATO plans to add troops in Afghanistan

In a major expansion of NATO’s role in Afghanistan that could start the withdrawal of some U.S. forces, the alliance’s foreign ministers agreed Thursday to add up to 6,000 troops in the south of the country next year. The move would be in addition to the 9,000 NATO soldiers already operating in the north and west of Afghanistan. It comes as the Dutch – who had been reticent to commit troops – accepted alliance assurances that any prisoners handed over to the Afghan authorities would not subjected to torture or the death penalty. Full Story

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