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Poland to increase troops in Afghanistan by 400
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2009-03-25 14:35
The Polish government on Tuesday forwarded a motion to President Lech Kaczynski for the increase of the number of Polish troops in Afghanistan from 1,600 to 2,000.

The change is to take place in mid-April when the fifth Polish contingent is sent to Afghanistan, Polish news agency PAP reported.

The government's motion stems from growing tension in Ghazni province for which Poles are responsible. Crucial presidential and local elections in Afghanistan are scheduled for Aug. 20.

The president is likely to approve the motion, according to PAP.

Poland currently has 1,600 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of NATO's ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) mission.

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