France will dispatch more hardware “within a few weeks” to Afghanistan to avoid a repetition of a bloody engagement last month that killed 10 French soldiers and wounded 21. The ambush, which occurred during a routine patrol on Aug. 17-18 near Surobi, about 50 km. (31 mi.) east of Kabul, led to sharp criticism of the military for sending troops into hostile zones without proper reconnaissance, air cover and other materiel, and forced a vote in parliament on whether to maintain the Afghan ...
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