Stoltenberg confirms NATO troop increase in Afghanistan

 Stoltenberg confirms NATO troop increase in Afghanistan

Fifteen nations have already pledged additional contributions to Resolute Support Mission, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the meeting of NATO Defence Ministers.

"Our military authorities have requested a few thousand more troops for the Mission in Afghanistan and today, I can confirm that we will increase our presence in Afghanistan," Stoltenberg said at the meeting.

He confirmed that NATO will increase its presence in Afghanistan.  "This is not about turning back into a combat mission, but this is about adjusting, strengthening the train, assist and advice mission we have in Afghanistan, supporting and helping the Afghans,"  Secretary General stressed.

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