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France suspends Afghan mission after attack on troops

“The French army is in Afghanistan at the service of the Afghans against terrorism and against the Taliban. The French army is not in Afghanistan so that Afghan soldiers can shoot at them,” Sarkozy said

France 24 January 20, 2012

France will temporarily suspend all training and combat operations in Afghanistan following a fatal attack on its troops, President Nicolas Sarkozy announced after four French soldiers died Friday in an attack by an Afghan army soldier.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed the death, which brings to 82 the number of French troops killed in the Afghan campaign.

“From now on, all the operations of training and combat help by the French army are suspended,” Sarkozy said in Paris

 

January 20, 2012 Posted by | Afghanistan, ISAF, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , | 2 Comments