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    US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has made no decisions on increasing US troops in Afghanistan, contrary to media reports, US Department of Defense chief spokesperson Dana White said in a statement on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US media reported on Thursday that the United States may send almost 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan.

    "Secretary Mattis has made no decisions on a troop increase for Afghanistan," White stated. "Any decisions about troop numbers will be made only after consultation with the interagency, the Afghan government, NATO allies and coalition partners."

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