Loya Jirga proceedings begin amid tight security
Participants of the event will debate the nitty-gritty of the accord on a future US military presence in the country and advise the government on whether or not the deal should be signed.
Around 2,500 people’s representatives, tribal chieftains and others are attending the grand assembly. A security blanket has been thrown around the city, where several busy entry points have been blocked.
Over the past two years, Afghanistan and the US have held several rounds of tough negotiations on shaping a US military presence after 2014, when all foreign combat troops are scheduled to leave.
American troop immunity and their unilateral operations have been the main controversial issues. But the two sides seem to have resolved differences on the points.
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