"Most Dutch want end to Uruzgan mission"

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31 August 2007, RIJSWIJK – More than 50 percent of the Dutch population does not think the military mission in Uruzgan should be extended beyond 1 August 2008. The majority of those who oppose extension of the mission would prefer that the troops be pulled out of Afghanistan immediately. The AD reported this on Friday on the basis of a survey the paper conducted among 1,000 Dutch.

31 August 2007

RIJSWIJK – More than 50 percent of the Dutch population does not think the military mission in Uruzgan should be extended beyond 1 August 2008. The majority of those who oppose extension of the mission would prefer that the troops be pulled out of Afghanistan immediately.
 
The AD reported this on Friday on the basis of a survey the paper conducted among 1,000 Dutch.

The survey indicates that an extension of the mission is only supported by 45 percent of the population. The respondents primarily doubted the point of the mission. Almost a third thinks that the Dutch soldiers are not able to accomplish anything in Afghanistan. 

The survey took place before the tenth Dutch soldier was killed in the mission last Sunday. Almost two-thirds of the respondents say fatalities were no reason to call off the operation in Afghanistan.

The cabinet will decide next month whether the troops will stay on in Uruzgan after August 2008.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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