France marks end of deployment in Kabul

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The last French troops in Afghanistan held a ceremony in Kabul today to mark the end of their deployment after NATO combat operations closed down and as a new "train and support" mission takes over, reports The Economic Times.

About 150 French soldiers who had been helping run the military airport handed over responsibility to a Turkish unit which will operate under the new NATO mission.

NATO's war in Afghanistan formally ended on Sunday, when the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was replaced by the US-led follow-up mission "Resolute Support".