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French military contingent stays in Dushanbe

On Saturday the French military attache in Dushanbe stated that the French military contingent would stay in Tajikistan till complete termination of the counter-terrorist operation in Afghanistan.

He described as "unfounded" reports of certain mass media regarding the alleged relocation of French Air Force servicemen from the Dushanbe airport to the international Manas airport of Bishkek, the capital of Kirghizia.

He stated that "they had no such plans as the presence of French servicemen in Dushanbe was extremely important to support the French battalion in Kabul." The military diplomat stated that presently the strength of the French contingent in Tajikistan totaled 150 servicemen.