Obama 'to send more troops' to occupied Afghanistan

The United States, which led a 2001 invasion of Afghanistan that toppled the Taliban, has about 100,000 troops in the country.

Obama 'to send more troops' to occupied Afghanistan

The United States plans to send 1,400 additional Marines to occupied Afghanistan to boost its combat forces ahead of the spring fighting season, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The United States, which led a 2001 invasion of Afghanistan that toppled the Taliban, has about 100,000 troops in the country.

"The Marine battalion could start arriving on the ground as early as mid-January. The forces would mostly be deployed in the south, around Kandahar, where the U.S. has concentrated troops over the past several months." the paper said. It cited unnamed officials.


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