UK to dispatch 50 more troops to Afghanistan
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Kingdom (UK) has decided to send up to 50 additional military personnel to Afghanistan to train and advise Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), BBC reported on Saturday.
The newly deployed military personnel would join 450 British troops already in Afghanistan and would aid counter-terrorism efforts and provide leadership training.
According to Officials the additional troops would not be taking part in combat operations against the Taliban.
UK troops had been due to leave Afghanistan this year but will now have their mission extended into 2017.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who is attending a NATO summit in Warsaw, will announce the deployment later.
The deployment of additional UK soldiers had been decided at a time when the US President Barack Obama this week announced a slowdown in the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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