‘Some troops may stay in Afghanistan’

Defence minister Eimert van Middelkoop told a tv talk show on Tuesday night that he does not rule out keeping some Dutch troops in Afghanistan when the Dutch formal mission ends in 2010.

Although the Netherlands will no longer be a ‘leading nation’ in the Nato mission, ‘we will still be a member of Nato in three years time,’ he told the show.

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