Bulgaria will increase its troops in Afghanistan

The Balkan country has deployed troops within the 40-nation NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, which according to NATO has almost 53,000 troops, since February 2002.

Bulgaria will increase its troops in Afghanistan
Bulgaria will increase its troops in Afghanistan by 70 soldiers, boosting its deployment in the NATO-led forces to 340, the government decided on Tuesday.

The new NATO member will send 50 more soldiers to its 220-strong contingent that guards the airport of the southern Afghan town of Kandahar and 20 more to join 50 soldiers in the capital Kabul, the government said in a statement. The deployment is expected in the next few days.

The Balkan country has deployed troops within the 40-nation NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, which according to NATO has almost 53,000 troops, since February 2002.

Reuters

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