Macedonia to send more troops to Afghanistan

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Posted: Dec 02, 2009 1:52 PM

Macedonia says it will send more soldiers to Afghanistan.

President Gjorgje Ivanov has promised to deploy an extra 80 soldiers in February, raising the strength of its contingent 250.

Ivanov made the commitment Wednesday in a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, his office said.

Macedonia, a small country in southeastern Europe, has participated in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan since 2002.

Its force provides security at the ISAF camp in Kabul.