Italy wants to withdraw Afghan troops 'as soon as possible'

Six Italian troops were killed by a suicide car bomber in Kabul.

Italy wants to withdraw Afghan troops 'as soon as possible'

Italy wants to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan "as soon as possible" but will not take the decision unilaterally, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday.

"We are all anxious and hopeful to bring our boys home as soon as possible," Berlusconi told reporters in Brussels after six Italian troops were killed by a suicide car bomber in Kabul.

"We are all convinced that it's better for everyone to leave Afghanistan soon," he said.

He said Italy was already planning a strong reduction in its approximately 3,100 troops in Afghanistan, and would proceed in that direction.



Reuters

Last Mod: 18 Eylül 2009, 16:28
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