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    Sarkozy announces early Afghan troop withdrawal

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    France will pull a quarter of its troops out of Afghanistan by the end of next year. President Nicolas Sarkozy made the statement during an unannounced flying visit to the country. Sarkozy was due to spend just five hours there and had meetings scheduled with Afghan leader Hamid Karzai and General David Petraeus. ...