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NATO Agrees to Expand ISAF across Afghanistan

Portorož, 28 September - NATO defence ministers on Thursday confirmed the expansion of the ISAF mission in Afghanistan to the east of the country by putting some 12,000 US soldiers involved in the coalition Operation Enduring Freedom under ISAF control. The deployment in the south will start soon, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told reporters, labelling the decision as "very important".

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