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US, Italian troops back in Farah province to support Afghan forces

US, Italian troops back in Farah province to support Afghan forces

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Jul 28, 2017 - 13:01

FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Some foreign forces have been stationed in Farah City, the capital of western Farah province to support Afghan security forces in fight against militancy, an official said on Friday.

Governor spokesman Nasir Mehri told Pajhwok Afghan News some US and Italian soldiers arrived in Farah City on Thursday afternoon and stationed at the airport. He was unaware of the exact number of these forces.

He said the foreign troop arrived here to help Afghan security forces in fight against resurgent Talibaninfo-icon and other militant groups.

Defence Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said some foreign forces in the framework of NATOinfo-icon Resolute Support (RS) mission reached Farah province to train and advise Afghan security forces.

He said they would not take part in ground offensives but would certainly provide Arial help to afghan forces during offensive against insurgents.

According to some sources 120 foreign soldiers arrived in Farah province. Last year around 200 US and Italian forces reached Farah province when intensified their attacks and reached close to Farah City.

After the removal of Taliban regime US and Italian troops were stationed in Farah province and pulled out of the province in 2013.

More troops now reached to Farah province at a time when US have been planning to send more soldiers to Afghanistaninfo-icon.

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