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Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreement over international troops in the country

Nov 23, 2014    

Kabul: Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the US and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.The international combat mission in Afghanistan, begun after the 2001 US-led invasion that toppled the Taliban, was to conclude at the end of this year. The new agreements ratified by parliament allow the US and NATO to keep a total of 12,000 troops in Afghanistan next year to support local forces.However, the agreements come after US officials said President Barack Obama had approved new g...

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