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Afghanistan: EU Troops

Volume 702: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many European Union troops there are in Afghanistan. [HL4082]

There are currently around 50,000 troops in Afghanistan as part of the ISAF.

British forces in Afghanistan currently number approximately 7,800 rising to around 8,030 by spring 2009. We do not comment on the numbers of deployed troops from other nations, which are matters for the countries concerned. However, they are listed with periodic updates on the ISAF website at: www.nato.int/isaf/docu/epub/pdf/isaf_placemat.pdf.