The Dutch government has announced that it will pull the Netherland's 1,600 soldier contingent out of Afghanistan's Oruzgan province in July, 2010. The force has been in Oruzgan, alongside the Australian contingent, since 2006. Holland originally agreed to a 2-year committment but that was recently extended for a further two years.
It seems the Dutch are intent on leaving Afghanistan in 2010 regardless of whether NATO can find another nation to send troops to replace them. 12-Dutch soldiers have died while serving on this mission.
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