- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 4, 2009

STRASBOURG, FRANCE (AP) - The White House says NATO allies are committing up to 5,000 more military personnel to the effort to root out terrorists in Afghanistan.

That’s according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

He says President Barack Obama is pleased with the outcome of deliberations about Afghanistan during a NATO gathering.

The additional troops will help train the Afghan National Police and help secure the country for elections.

Gibbs says 900 troops will come from Britain, 600 from Germany and 600 from Spain. Italy and France are committing forces, too.

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