The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is to send troops to Afghanistan for what is said to be a training and support mission in the war-torn country.
The Afghan National Security Council (NSC) announced in a statement that it had approved a proposal by the Emirates to send the forces at a gathering presided by President Ashraf Ghani.
Though the UAE is not a NATO member, the mobilization is to take place as part of the Resolute Support mission under the Security Agreement between the US-led military alliance and Kabul.
The NSC statement, though, did not specify the timing or the size of the Emirati force. Abu Dhabi has not made any comments concerning the issue either.
Resolute Support currently recruits more than 15,000 foreign forces.
The US invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the banner of “war on terror.” The invasion ended the Taliban militant group’s five-year-old rule.
The group has, however, never stopped causing bloodshed and destruction throughout the Central Asian nation.