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Al Jazeera: Troop levels to drop by 40,000 in Afghanistan

November 29, 2011

Members of the 49-nation international force in Afghanistan have announced that the number of foreign troops in that nation will shrink by 40,000 by the end of 2012.

The largest planned reduction is from the US, which will remove 33,000 troops. That would represent one-third of the 101,000 American troops in Afghanistan in June, when US military presence was at its peak, according to US defence department figures.

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    November 29, 2011 19:23

    Skrink of foreign troops: a positive signal, indicatif of acquired capacity of Afghan forces to patrol its territory, control, done garancy of democracy and human rights respect.
    We assist to the born of a new state, that has now the possibility to be autonomous on its gestion.
    A new country for a new more advanced people.
    Thanks to all warriors who have, on years of sacrifices, made that possible.
    Claudio Alpaca

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