Uruzgan troops to face more violence

9th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

The commander in chief of the armed forces warns that Dutch troops stationed in Afghanistan's Uruzgan's province are likely to experience mounting attacks as the United States deploys more forces there in the coming months.

URUZGAN - The commander in chief of the armed forces warns that Dutch troops stationed in Afghanistan's Uruzgan's province are likely to experience mounting attacks as the United States deploys more forces there in the coming months.

In an interview with NRC Handelsblad, General Peter van Uhm says the Dutch forces in Afghanistan will face "more fighting, more roadside bombs and more suicide attacks".

The US is sending an additional 20,000 troops to Afghanistan following a decision by US President Barack Obama.

An American helicopter unit will be stationed at Camp Holland.

General Van Uhm points out that while the US troops will allow the Dutch forces to control a larger area, this will also expose them to increased resistance.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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