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Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will step up its contributions to #Afghanistan

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will step up its contributions to Afghanistan as the country remains a key node in the global fight against terrorism, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean said yesterday. To that end, another 13-strong medical team will be deployed to the United States-led Field Hospital in Oruzgan in May. A team of 10 SAF institutional trainers is also now working with the Australians at the Artillery School in the Kabul Military Training Centre to help prepare the Afghan National Security Forces assume security responsibilities within the next three years, Mr Teo said. On the battle against piracy, he said there were plans to deploy a third SAF Landing Ship Tank and helicopter Task Group to the Gulf of Aden in the second half of this year. Mr Teo also noted that the SAF has had to take on a wider spectrum of operations, in...

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