US request more Australian troops in Afghanistan



May 12, 2017 12:12:32

Australia is “open” to a United States request for more troops to be sent to Afghanistan, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirming the Government is considering providing additional resources to the war torn country.

The request for more help came during a visit to Afghanistan last month where Mr Turnbull met with US Defence Secretary James Mattis in the capital Kabul.

“We are certainly open to increasing our work there but we obviously have to look at the commitments of the ADF in other parts of the region, indeed in other parts of the world,” Mr Turnbull told reporters in Sydney.

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