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Britain to train 10,000 more Afghan troops

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/10/2009

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Michael Evans

"Britain is to help to train 10,000 extra Afghan soldiers to serve in Helmand to bring forward the date when British troops can be withdrawn from parts of the province and replaced by Afghanistan's national army.

"Under an Afghan-surge plan being discussed between Washington and London, British and American troops in Helmand would split the responsibility 50-50, taking part in an accelerated programme to boost the number of Afghan soldiers and police in the province to more than 17,000.

"After the murder of five British soldiers by an Afghan policeman trained by Britain's military instructors, a fast-track system to bring another 10,000 ANA (Afghan National Army) into Helmand could have inherent risks."

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"Britain to train 10,000 more Afghan troops", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2009. Consulté le 20/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/britain-to-train-10-000-more-afghan-troops