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NATO Secretary General: It Is Crucial to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on May 10th that the Alliance will discuss sending additional troops to Afghanistan in the nearest future. Secretary General Stoltenberg spoke from London following a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

Stoltenberg said the situation in Afghanistan is increasingly aggravated, Taliban fighters are trying to expand their territories, and that he therefore believes it is utterly necessary to send a few thousand more NATO soldiers to the country.

NATO troops are in Afghanistan as a peacekeeping mission and are carrying out various trainings. NATO has sent 13,450 soldiers to Afghanistan thus far, including 6,900 American soldiers.

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