Sarkozy Honors French Dead from Afghanistan

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is paying homage to seven French soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan.

A somber ceremony held in Paris Tuesday was also attended by French military leaders.

Last week was one of the deadliest for French troops during their involvement in the Afghan conflict.

The French government will begin a troop drawdown in 2012 ahead of the 2014 withdrawal of all French troops from Afghanistan.