The final numbers are still being agreed, but there will be
at least several hundred more than initially planned, one of the
"If they hadn't done that, the mission would have lost bases,"
the source said.
Under the U.S. commitment, described as a "bridging solution"
until other nations fulfill their pledges later in the year or
the troops are no longer needed, Washington may provide up to
1,000 extra troops.
That figure was confirmed by all three sources, who said the
final number was still under discussion and depended on when
other countries stepped forward with their commitments.
(Reporting by Jessica Donati; Editing by Mike Collett-White)
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