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Italy eyes support in western Afghanistan


Rome, Feb 15 (IANS/AKI) needs to redistribute the troops it deploys world conflict zones and wants military support from other countries for its contingent in western Afghanistan, said on Wednesday.

"We are facing other emergencies in and the and we need to better distribute our forces," told Italian daily in an interview.

"We have explained to (US James) Mattis that we need other allies to share part of our responsibilities in western Afghanistan," she said.

said the US has asked to keep troops in Afghanistan, where it has stepped up an air offensive to support Afghan anti-insurgent operations and break the military stalemate with the

The majority of Italy's 900-strong military contingent in is currently deployed in the western province of and the remainder in



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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 22:54 IST