US President Barack Obama has given a green light for the deployment of an extra reinforcement forces of 3,000 to Afghanistan to support the additional 30,000 troops he has ordered to be deployed there, Press TV reported.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that the reinforcement will include intelligence analysts, medics, and bomb disposal specialists to help protect American combat forces, AFP reported.
On Tuesday, Obama announced a decision to deploy 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan with a supposed aim of ending the conflict there.
Moreover, NATO has pledged an additional 5,000 troops to fight the militancy in the war-ravaged country.
Although nearly 110,000 US-led forces are currently fighting the Taliban militants in Afghanistan, they have not been able to establish stability in the conflict-torn country.