Australia to send 30 more military advisers to Afghanistan in a train, assist and advise capacity, AP reported.
Australia To Send 30 Military Advisers to Afghanistan
Australia announced on Monday it would send an additional 30 military advisers to train Afghan troops and expected other countries to increase their contributions to the country , the Associated Press reported.
AP stated the Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne said the increase was requested by NATO and supported by the United States.
This will bring the number of Austrian military personnel in Afghanistan to 300.
"Their role will be to continue in the train, advise and assist roles," Payne told a Senate committee, reported AP.
"We expect other partners to also enhance their contribution to the Resolute Support Mission," she added.
The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission is supported by 39 nations that contribute around 13,800 personnel. Its role is to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces and institutions.