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German government agrees to keep troops in Kosovo for another year

Other News Materials 4 May 2011 13:35
The German government agreed Wednesday to extend the country's military operation in Kosovo by a further year, cabinet sources told the German Press Agency dpa.
German government agrees to keep troops in Kosovo for another year

The German government agreed Wednesday to extend the country's military operation in Kosovo by a further year, cabinet sources told the German Press Agency dpa.

Yet Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet agreed to reduce its troop contingent within the NATO-led KFOR operation to a maximum of 1,850, down from the current ceiling of 2,500.

The government proposal is expected to be approved in parliament by a sizeable majority, when it is put to the vote in June.

Around 1,100 German troops are currently stationed in Kosovo.

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