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France packs up before Afghan pullout

It's by far the largest military pullout the French army has ever carried out. As France withdraws its remaining 2,000 combat troops from Afghanistan, all the equipment shipped in over the past last 11 years also has to be repatriated. 900 vehicles, 14 helicopters, three fighter jets, two planes and over 1400 containers will be sent home and before long, the French soldiers will be too.

By Ben Barnier , Maeva BAMBUCK

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