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Finland to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

Government on Friday approved plans to send 50 more troops to Afghanistan. The move will expand the number of soldiers in the country to 195 at the beginning of next year.

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Finland now has some 100 troops in northern Afghanistan as a part of a joint Finnish-Swedish ISAF operation based in Mazar-i-Sharif.

Future crisis management operations in the area will be planned in cooperation with Swedish and German officials.

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