NATO backs U.S.-led training force for Afghanistan

December 2, 2014 6:27 PM

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NATO backs U.S.-led training force for Afghanistan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO foreign ministers agreed on Tuesday to launch a new training mission for Afghanistan next year, replacing combat troops who pull out by the end of the year after 13 years of war.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the new mission, named Resolute Support, will start on Jan. 1, 2015, the day after the NATO combat mission ends, to train and assist Afghan security forces in their conflict with Taliban fighters.

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