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Final French forces set to leave Afghanistan

After ten years the last French military base is to be handed over to Afghan security forces.
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 12:55

French troops, part of the NATO coalition are preparing to return to their homes in several weeks after ten years of being stationed in Afghanistan. 

The last French military base, in the northeast of the country has been finally handed over to Afghan security forces. 

One French soldier told Al Jazeera that he believes the 350,000 strong Afghan force which has been trained by NATO forces are ready to take full responsibility over security operations.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from the province of Kapisa.

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