France pledges more troops to Afghanistan

Other News Materials 3 April 2008 01:56 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - France has pledged to send a "substantial" number of troops to NATO's mission in Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman said Wednesday.

The contribution will allow US troops to support Canada in the south of the country, thus satisfying Canadian demands for support in the war-torn region as a precondition for staying in the country until 2011.