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US, NATO formally end Afghanistan war (Video)

US, NATO formally end Afghanistan war (Video)

Dec 29, 2014 - 08:57

KABUL (Pajhwok): The US and NATO on Sunday hold a ceremony in Kabul to formally end their longest combat mission that ousted Taliban regime in 2001 but left large swathes in rebels’ control in Afghanistan. The event marked end to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)’s 13-year-old war and the combat troops will be replaced by13,000 foreign troops to train and advise the nascent Afghan security forces from January 1, 2015. The ceremony completes the gradual handover of responsibility to the 350,000-strong Afghan forces, who have been in the lead for nationwide security since the middle of last year. Foreign troops part of the new mission post-2014 codenamed “Resolute Support” would come from 28 NATO allies and 14 other partner nations.


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