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U.S. Secretary of Defence, Jim Mattis, walks away from Australia's Defence Minister Marise Payne after shaking her hand upon arriving in Sydney, Australia, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday he now had authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan and would deliver a revised strategy for the conflict there to the White House in the coming weeks.

In testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Mattis said President Donald Trump had given him the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan at noon on Tuesday. Reuters reported the move on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Paul Simao)

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