Britain to almost double troops in Afghanistan after U.S. request

File Picture: Soldiers of the British Army's 2 Signals Regiment parade marking completion of the unit's eight month Afghanistan tour of duty, in York, northern England May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government is planning to almost double the number of its troops in Afghanistan after a request from U.S. President Donald Trump for reinforcements to help tackle the fragile security situation there. Prime Minister Theresa May announced the government will send an extra 440 troops, which would bring Britain’s total to […]

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