Withdrawal

French President Visits Afghanistan

Omar Sobhani / AP Photo

New French President Francois Hollande made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Friday and he announced that all French combat troops will pull out of the country by the end of 2012. Hollande met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on his first visit to the country. France has a total of about 3,300 troops in Afghanistan, with 2,000 of them combat forces.