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Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels: US official

AFP  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump today granted the Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan, an US official said, a move that could lead to the deployment of thousands more soldiers.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official confirmed reports that Pentagon chief Jim Mattis can now set troop numbers, noting that no new levels have yet been decided.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 05:57 IST