Belgium could reduce its troops in Afghanistan by half in the next months 0407111

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Defense News - Belgium

 

Monday, July 4, 2011, 09:25 AM

 
Belgium could reduce its troops in Afghanistan by half in the next months.
 
Belgium's Defense Minister Pieter De Crem on Sunday proposed to halve the belgian troop numbers in Afghanistan by next year.
     

Belgium's Defense Minister Pieter De Crem on Sunday proposed to halve the belgian troop numbers in Afghanistan by next year.
Belgian soldiers in Afghanistan, members of ISAF

     
De Crem said the pullout would be in line with U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement of the start of the U.S. withdrawal next month. Washington intends to cut a third of its 100,000 troops by next summer.

Out of a total strength of 585 currently in the country, 325-strong contingent of Belgians provide security for Kabul airport. The rest are based mainly in Kandahar in the south, where six Belgian F-16 fighters are deployed.

 

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