Dutch troops leave Afghanistan

The Netherlands ends its four-year mission fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    Dutch troops are pulling their last soldiers out of Afghanistan after a four-year mission to help Nato troops combat Taliban fighters in the country.

    Nato's request for an extension of the mission sparked a political row that led to the Dutch government's collapse in February and the announced drawdown.

    The 2,000 Dutch soldiers that were deployed in Afghanistan will be replaced by a US-led coalition force including Australian, Slovak and Singaporean soldiers.

    Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Kabul, the Afghan capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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