cerca CERCA
Venerdì 27 Maggio 2022
Aggiornato: 07:27
Temi caldi

Italy eyes support in western Afghanistan

15 febbraio 2018 | 17.15
LETTURA: 1 minuti

alternate text

Italy needs to redistribute the troops it deploys world conflict zones and wants military support from other countries for its contingent in western Afghanistan, defence minister Roberta Pinotti said on Wednesday.

"We are facing other emergencies in Africa and the Mediterranean and we need to better distribute our forces," Pinotti told Italian daily Corriere della Sera in an interview.

"We have explained to (US defence secretary James) Mattis that we need other allies to share part of our responsibilities in western Afghanistan," she said.

Pinotti said the US has asked Italy to keep troops in Afghanistan, where it has stepped up an air offensive to support Afghan anti-insurgent operations and break the military stalemate with the Taliban.

The majority of Italy's 900-strong military contingent in Afghanistan is currently deployed in the western province of Herat and the remainder in Kabul.

Riproduzione riservata
© Copyright Adnkronos
Vedi anche
ora in
Prima pagina
in Evidenza