US CONSIDERS MORE TROOPS FOR AFGHANISTAN

Washington, — The Pentagon is considering sending up to 3,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan to break a “stalemate” with the Taliban, according to U.S. officials.

Other NATO nations involved in the fight against the group will be asked to send a similar amount, the officials said.

U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson, in testimony to Congress in February, said “I believe we’re in a stalemate” with the Taliban.

He told the Senate Armed Services Committee that NATO had a “shortfall of a few thousand” troops to train and assist the Afghan military.

The U.S. currently has 8,400 soldiers in he country, with more than 2,000 fighting against ISIS and al-Qaeda.

The rest are part of the NATO training mission along with 5,000 troops from other NATO nations. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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