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    Afghan combat mission ends for French troops

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    French combat troops in Afghanistan are preparing to come home on Tuesday as their mission officially ends.

    Some 400 soldiers are pulling out from their forward operating base in Kapisa province to handover to the Afghan army.

    Between now and the end of the year a further 700 will leave. The remaining 1,500 troops will withdraw by next summer.