ROME, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- Defense Minister Arturo Parisi said Thursday the
Italian forces should remain in Afghanistan because of the recent
deterioration of security in the war-torn country.
"We are in a difficult situation because the deterioration of conditions is
imposing more troubles," Parisi said in a radio statement over the
peacekeeping missions in Lebanon, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
The fact the security is deterioration, he said, compels Italy to keep its
forces in peacekeeping missions.
More than 2,200 Italian forces are deployed in Afghanistan's capital,
Kabul, and Herat, said Parisi, with a "support" role. (end)
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