NATO deploys 200 soldiers to Afghanistan

Around 200 NATO soldiers, mainly Italians, have been deployed to Afghanistan's volatile western province of Farah, after attempts by Taliban fighters in recent months to overrun its capital city.

NATO officials said the troops will mainly train and advise local forces. NATO officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan in December 2014, but US forces were granted greater powers in June to strike at Taliban fighters. The US still has some 8,400 troops in Afghanistan.

Source: VOV5