The government in Ottawa: We will send 950 military trainers in Afghanistan by 2014

Canada will send about 950 military trainers to Afghanistan, said Tuesday the Government in Ottawa, according to AFP.

“Canada will send, from 2011 up to 950 military trainers and support staff in the units around Kabul,” the Defense Minister Peter MacKay during a meeting with the press.

Canadian authorities will continue this effort to train Afghan soldiers by 2014.

Approximately 2,800 soldiers deployed in Kandahar, representing Canada’s combat troops are to be returned from next summer.

Both Washington and the NATO allies Canada, in particular, have been pressing the authorities in Ottawa to extend the Canadian military presence in Afghanistan.

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Posted by E.Hillwig on Nov 17 2010. Filed under Canada, Featured News, World. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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