UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Kabul last week and brought with him 100 Welsh Guards, the UK’s ministry of defense reported Tuesday.
The 100 troops are the first group of an additional 440 troops the UK committed to NATO’s capacity building mission in Afghanistan at the NATO Summit in July.
The UK plays a leading role in NATO, and this troop uplift will make the UK the third largest contributor to Afghanistan with around 1,100 personnel.
Speaking in Kabul, Williamson said: “We remain absolutely committed to building an Afghanistan that is a strong security partner for decades to come. A secure and stable Afghanistan helps keep the streets of the UK safe.
Source: TOLO News