French President Nicolas Sarkozy said his country will not pull out of the fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan, as France paid homage Thursday to 10 troops killed in an unusually deadly Afghan ambush.
French Defense Minister Herve Morin and a NATO spokeswoman, meanwhile, insisted Thursday there were no signs that French forces were hit by friendly fire in Monday's deadly attack.
Sarkozy has stressed his commitment to keeping French troops in Afghanistan, despite mounting political questions at home about the mission.
Monday's ambush was the deadliest for French forces in years.
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