Spain considers sending troops to Afghanistan after US calls for reinforcements

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THE Spanish government is considering deploying troops to Afghanistan following the US’s call to reinforce Kabul’s government.

General John Nicholson, the man in charge of allied forces in Afghanistan, said: “We would need a few thousand troops to complete our mission” in February 2016 and with the increased number of terrorist strikes in the region it would seem to be accurate.

The White House has approached all of its allies, calling for armed forces to be deployed wrestle control of key regions according to reports.

An estimated 3,000 more American troops are expected to be deployed, with allied forces sending 2,000 to join the 13,500 NATO troops already on the ground.

Spain’s Defence Ministry is considering numerous options, including missile strikes from Turkey.

 

 

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