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25 COUNTRIES AID REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN - 2002-07-23


U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday that 28 countries have offered weapons, equipment and funds in the military and humanitarian re-building efforts in Afghanistan.

He says teams from Norway, Denmark, Britain and Poland have cleared mines from hundreds of thousands of square meters of Afghan terrain.

He added Jordan has built a hospital in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif that has treated more than eighty-six-thousand Afghans.

Secretary Rumsfeld said Turkey has sent a total of about 14-hundred troops in Kabul as it assumes leadership of the international security assistance force.

He said a Russian unit cleared out a main tunnel connecting Kabul and northern Afghanistan, allowing the transport of thousands of tons of food, medicine and supplies.

Mr. Rumsfeld also said Romania is deploying an infantry battalion and Slovakia will soon deploy an engineering unit to Afghanistan.

He concluded that all these efforts have contributed to changing the conditions that allowed Afghanistan to become a haven for terrorists.

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