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Australia could send 200 more troops to Afghanistan

Australia is likely to send 200 more soldiers to Afghanistan to assist a Dutch deployment in a former Taliban stronghold, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said. Speaking in London on Tuesday, Downer said that the troops would probably be sent to take part in a proposed provincial reconstruction team with Dutch soldiers in the southern province of Uruzgan as early as July. Downer, in London to attend an international conference on Afghanistan, said the Netherlands was expected to decide later this week on whether it would boost its deployment to the Central Asian nation. Full Story

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