NATO Has Reduced Number of Troops in Afghanistan to under 12,000: Stoltenberg
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“NATO backs the [Afghan] peace process, and we have adjusted our presence to support it; a few years ago, we had over 100,000 troops engaged in combat operations. Now we have reduced our presence to under 12,000”, Stoltenberg said at a press conference after a meeting of NATO defense ministers.
Regarding the peace process, Stoltenberg stressed the need for the Taliban to sever all ties with the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.