German Troops To Stay In Afghanistan In NATO-Led Mission – 19 December 2014

RT logoGerman MPs have approved a resolution to extend the country’s troops in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-led training and advisory mission.

Plans for foreign military missions, which require parliamentary approval, received 473-102 votes with 18 abstentions to support the deployment of up to 850 German troops to Afghanistan as part of the “Resolute Support Mission” for a period of one year, DPA news agency reported. The mission is to commence at the start of the year.

The NATO mission, designed to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces post-2014, flows from the Status of Forces Agreement that NATO signed with the government of Afghanistan on September 30.

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