France is sending more troops to Afghanistan to train the Afghan army, President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a foreign policy speech Monday.
His announcement follows months of speculation about France's commitment to the international force.
The Defense Ministry news service confirmed that France will send 150 additional troops to Afghanistan in three groups by the end of the year. The troops will take part in a program for mentoring and training under NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, called ISAF.
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