This video is called French protest against military deployment in Afghanistan.
From Associated Press:
SYLVIE CORBET 01/20/12 07:43 AM ET
PARIS — France is suspending its training operations in Afghanistan and threatening to withdraw its entire force from the country early, after an Afghan soldier shot and killed four French troops Friday and wounded several others. …
It marked the second time in a month that French troops were killed by Afghan soldiers. Friday was among the most deadly days for French forces in the 10 years they have been serving in the international force in Afghanistan. …
French President Nicolas Sarkozy confirmed the four were French. Their death brings to 82 the number of French troops killed in the Afghan campaign.
“From now on, all the operations of training and combat help by the French army are suspended,” Sarkozy said in Paris.
Sarkozy did not specify how many French forces this would affect, or which programs he was referring to.
A big part of the French role in Afghanistan recently has been training Afghan troops and police ahead of an expected pullout of the around 3,600 French troops currently there in 2014. …
Unpopular at home, Sarkozy is facing a potentially tough re-election campaign for elections in April and May and appeared determined Friday to act swiftly and sternly to the latest troop deaths.
The candidate who tops opinion polls ahead of France’s elections, Socialist Francois Hollande, said in a statement Friday that he would aim to pull out French forces by the end of this year if he becomes president.
Friday’s attack was all the more painful for the French because it came just weeks after an Afghan army soldier shot and killed two members of the French Foreign Legion serving in the NATO force on Dec. 29. …
The number of wounded in the attack was unclear. Juppe said 15 troops were wounded but did not indicate their nationality. Longuet said eight French troops were wounded, and the commanding officer was in serious condition.
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Unfriendly fire: French pullout looms after troop killings: here.
Afghan soldier kills four French troops over video of U.S. Marines urinating on dead bodies: here.
At least ten NATO soldiers were killed in Afghanistan when a US helicopter crashed and an Afghan soldier shot four French troops after a training session: here.
‘Hatred is growing rapidly’: Afghan soldiers killing more of their US allies: here.
US Active-Duty Soldiers Take Their Own Lives at Record Rate.Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times News Service: “The rise in Army suicides has long been attributed to the stress of repeated deployments during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But Army officials say there are many other factors at work, including alcohol abuse and a lowering of recruiting standards several years ago that allowed a higher-risk population into the military”: here.