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UK to deploy more 100 troops to Afghanistan

(Last Updated On: May 28, 2016)


The United Kingdom is expected to deploy more than 100 soldiers to Afghanistan to provide protection and to bolster their current 450 force.

According to the reports the new deployment plans have been considered by British defense chiefs and the current training mission will also be extended into 2017 as Afghan security forces faces new challenges by the Taliban and Islamic State militants.

At a NATO summit in Warsaw next month UK Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to say that British forces training mission will extend its stay into 2017, along with US military personnel.

Reports suggest that the fresh troops will be based in Kabul to provide protection for the mission while a year after 2014 the Cameron said they could come home knowing it was ‘mission accomplished’.

This comes as the Afghan security forces are battling the anti-government militants since the beginning of last year by its own and the British soldiers and other US-led NATO allies were withdrawn in 2014 from the battlefields in Afghanistan.

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