Petraeus seeks 2,000 more troops for Afghanistan

us-soldiersBRUSSELS: US General David Petraeus, the commander of the war in Afghanistan, has requested 2,000 extra troops to bolster a crucial mission to train Afghan security forces, a Nato official said on Monday. 

The mission would come on the heels of the deployment of tens of thousands of soldiers who were sent as part of a surge strategy aimed at crushing a resilient 


Taliban insurgency, the official said. 

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