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Italy PM Renzi Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi paid a surprise visit on Monday to his country's troops serving in Afghanistan and toured their base in Herat with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. NATO's 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan officially ended last December, but the alliance keeps a contingent there mainly to train Afghan security forces, including around 700 Italian troops. The Italian troops' current mission has been extended by a few months and is due to expire at the...

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