France may send a 'few hundred' troops to Afghanistan

France may send a few hundred additional troops to Afghanistan, Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Tuesday.

France may send a 'few hundred' troops to Afghanistan
France has some 1,500 troops based in Afghanistan and French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to announce later this week at a NATO summit that the contingent will be reinforced.

"Our armed forces in Afghanistan may invest more in the command structures, particularly in Kabul, in training the Afghan army and in the units in the Afghan provinces," Fillon said during a parliamentary debate on the Afghan operation.

"The numbers could be something like a few hundred extra soldiers," he added.

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