Germany cabinet OKs dispatching 850 troops to Afghanistan

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‘The German cabinet has approved a plan to deploy up to 850 soldiers to Afghanistan as part of a post-2014 training and advisory mission led by NATO in the war-torn country.

On Wednesday, the cabinet of German Chancellor Angela Merkel authorized the one-year deployment, but it still needs approval by the German parliament.

The German cabinet decision comes as Afghans have repeatedly staged demonstrations in protest against the continued presence of foreign troops in their country.’

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