POSTED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 9:04am
NBC News — French troops in Afghanistan are packing their bags and gathering their gear before their official departure on wednesday. The troops were based in Kapisa Province which will now be in the hands of Afghan troops.
Most NATO combat forces are expected to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. The drawdown of French troops in Afghanistan was a promise made by President Francois Hollande during his campaign for office.