Asia Crisis

FACTBOX-Breakdown of troop numbers in Afghanistan

Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he will send about 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in a long-awaited war strategy shift that he hopes will defeat the Taliban and allow for a U.S. exit.

This will bring overall U.S. forces in Afghanistan to just under 100,000 strong.

Britain will deploy another 500 troops this month, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.

Here is a breakdown of current main national deployments in Afghanistan, under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

There are also about 33,000 U.S. troops who are not part of ISAF serving in the east of Afghanistan - on the border with Pakistan - under Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Figures are up to date as of December 2009.

Country Troops

United States 34,800

Britain 9,000

Germany 4,365

France 3,095

Canada 2,830

Italy 2,795

Netherlands 2,160

Poland 1,910

Australia 1,350

Spain 1,000

Romania 990

Turkey 720

Denmark 700

Czech Republic 690

Belgium 530

Norway 480

Bulgaria 460

Bosnia 460

Sweden 430


TOTAL 68,765

Additional ISAF 2,682





TOTAL 104,667

====== Sources: Reuters; U.S. military; NATO (Writing by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit;) ((; +44 20 7542 7968; Reuters Messaging: