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Britain sending more troops to Afghanistan

LONDON (AP) - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is sending 350 more British troops to Afghanistan.

Brown announced in the House of Commons on Wednesday that the increase is conditional upon other allies bearing their share.

Britain has 9,150 troops in Afghanistan, the second-largest force after the United States. Brown's said the total would be raised to 9,500.

Earlier in the Commons, Brown read out the names of 37 British soldiers killed in Afghanistan since Parliament recessed on July 21.


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