July 18 - French military holds ceremony for seven dead soldiers at military base in Kabul. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Preparing to return home. On Monday the French military releases footage of the ceremony in Kabul for seven French solders killed in Afghanistan last week. It was a deadly week for the French. Five soldiers died July 13 following a suicide attack. One was killed in fighting on July 14. Another was killed in an accident. 70 French soldiers died in Afghanistan since the war was launched in 2001. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, has announced plans to withdraw 1,000 troops by the end of 2014. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters