: NATO says coalition advisory will be more involved in Afghanistan
Politics16:57 Mar. 16, 2016

NATO says coalition advisory will be more involved in Afghanistan

Afghan troops and police struggle to contain insurgency

NATO's top chief says the military alliance will start providing more aid and support for Afghan security forces.

Jens Stoltenberg, Nato Secretary General: "We have not yet decided the troops level for 2017 and it's too early for me to give you any specific figures but what we have made clear is that we will continue with the Resolute Support Mission so we will continue to train, assist and advise the Afghan forces."

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Jens Stoltenberg, Nato Secretary General: "Our dilemma our challenge, is that we are supporting the Afghans not only because we support the Afghans but we support the Afghans because it is in our interests to prevent Afghanistan again becoming a safe haven for International terrorists so we have to remember that the reason why we are here is also to protect our own countries."

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