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Czechs to send more instructors to train Afghans

Czechs to send more instructors to train Afghans

The Czech Republic has agreed to contribute more instructors to train the expanding Afghan security forces in a response to NATO's request.
The Czech military says 50 instructors will be sent to train with the Afghan army in Kabul for two months from September before moving the Wardak province in November.
The announcement came Friday during a visit of Italian Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola, who heads the alliance's military committee.
Di Paola is visiting NATO members to urge them to expand their training missions in Afghanistan, a key element in the allied strategy for defeating Taliban insurgents.
There are now 473 Czech soldiers in Afghanistan, and Parliament has approved the government sending up to 535 at any one time.


Updated : 2021-02-28 21:35 GMT+08:00