Colombia to join hands with U.S. in fighting Taliban

Troops will lend counter-terrorism expertise

As U.S. forces continue their fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan, they will be getting some help from an unlikely place: Colombia. After mounting a successful campaign against terrorists in their own country, Colombian Special Operations troops are uniquely poised to assist in Afghanistan. Trained for the last decade by the U.S., the elite troops are preparing to return the favour. According to Colombia’s top military man, the mission is slated to begin in August or September.

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