01/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

5,000 US Troops To Help British With Taliban Stalemate In Afghanistan

America is planning to send at least 5,000 additional troops to Afghanistan's Helmand province to help out beleaguered British troops, according to defence sources in Washington and Kabul.

Ministers are expected to examine early next year whether British reinforcements will also be sent to boost the present force of 8,100 troops in the British-controlled province.

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